INSTRUCTION MANUAL

The “Quick Reference Guide” and “Software Start Guide” are provided at end of this manual.

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Introduction
The EOS 550D is a high-performance, digital single-lens reflex camera featuring a fine-detail CMOS sensor with 18.0 effective megapixels, DIGIC 4, high-precision and high-speed 9-point AF, approx. 3.7 fps continuous shooting, Live View shooting, and Full HD (Full HighDefinition) movie shooting. The camera is highly responsive for shooting at anytime, provides many functions fitted for advanced shooting, and offers many other features.

Take Test Shots to Familiarize Yourself with the Camera
With a digital camera, you can immediately view the image you have captured. While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see how they come out. You can then better understand the camera. To avoid botched pictures and accidents, first read the Safety Warnings (p.233, 234) and Handling Precautions (p.12,13).

Testing the Camera Before Use and Liability
After shooting, playback and check whether the images have been properly recorded. If the camera or memory card is faulty and the images cannot be recorded or downloaded to a computer, Canon cannot be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused.

Copyrights
Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded images of people and certain subjects for anything but private enjoyment. Also be aware that certain public performances, exhibitions, etc., may prohibit photography even for private enjoyment.

This camera is compatible with SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards, and SDXC memory cards. This manual will refer to all these cards as just “card.” * The camera does not come with a card for recording images. Please purchase it separately.

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Item Check List
Before starting, check that all the following items have been included with your camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer.

Camera
(with eyecup and body cap)

Battery Pack LP-E8 (with protective cover)

Battery Charger LC-E8/LC-E8E*

Wide Strap EW-100DB III

Interface cable

Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST

EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (Software)

EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk

Camera Instruction Manual (this booklet)

* Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E is provided. (The LC-E8E comes with a power cord.) If you purchased a Lens Kit, check that the lens is included. Depending on the Lens Kit type, the lens instruction manual might also be included. Be careful not to lose any of the above items.

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Conventions Used in this Manual
Icons in this Manual
<6> <V> <U> <0> : Indicates the Main Dial. : Indicates the <S> cross keys. : Indicates the setting button.

0, 9, 7, 8 : Indicates that the respective function remains active for 4 sec., 6 sec., 10 sec., or 16 sec. respectively after you let go of the button.
* In this manual, the icons and markings indicating the camera’s buttons, dials, and settings correspond to the icons and markings on the camera and on the LCD monitor.

3 : Indicates a function which can be changed by pressing the
<M> button and changing the setting.

M

: When shown on the upper right of the page, it indicates that the function is available only in the Creative Zone modes (p.20). : Tip or advice for better shooting. : Problem-solving advice. : Warning to prevent shooting problems. : Supplemental information.

(p.**) : Reference page numbers for more information.

Basic Assumptions
All operations explained in this manual assume that the power switch has already been set to <1> (p.27). It is assumed that all the menu settings and Custom Functions are set to the default. For explanatory purposes, the instructions show the camera attached with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.

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Chapters
For first-time DSLR users, Chapters 1 and 2 explain the camera’s basic operations and shooting procedures.

Introduction
Camera basics.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Getting Started Basic Shooting and Image Playback
Fully automatic shooting for different subjects.

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Creative Shooting
Basic shooting features for specific types of subjects.

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Advanced Shooting
Advanced shooting features.

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Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) Shooting Movies Handy Features
Convenient menu-based functions.

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Image Playback Printing Images Customizing the Camera Reference

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End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide

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......... 51 4 Shooting Close-ups ..................................................................................... 50 3 Shooting Landscapes................................................ 33 About the Lens Image Stabilizer............................... 31 Attaching and Detaching a Lens ......................................................................................... 46 1 Full Auto Techniques....................................................................... 49 2 Shooting Portraits.................................................. 44 2 Basic Shooting and Image Playback 45 1 Fully Automatic Shooting................................................................... 16 1 Getting Started 23 Charging the Battery ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 40 Formatting the Card........ 3 Conventions Used in this Manual ................................................................................................................ 55 x Image Playback............................................ 58 6 ........................................................................................................................ 27 Setting the Date and Time................................................................... 24 Installing and Removing the Battery................................................................................................................ 14 Nomenclature ........................................................................................................ 12 Quick Start Guide ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 5 Contents at a Glance.............. 38 3 Menu Operations ......................................................................................... 36 Q Using the Quick Control Screen .......................................................................................... 26 Turning on the Power ......................................................................................Contents Introduction 2 Item Check List................................. 42 Switching the LCD Monitor Display ................................................... 10 Handling Precautions ..................... 30 Installing and Removing the SD Card ................................................... 54 C Creative Auto Shooting .. 52 5 Shooting Moving Subjects........................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4 Chapters ................... 48 7 Disabling Flash.......................................................................... 29 Selecting the Interface Language................................ 53 6 Shooting Portraits at Night ........ 35 Basic Operation .

............................................................................71 Setting the Image-recording Quality...............................................87 Auto Exposure Bracketing............99 2 White Balance Correction.............................101 Auto Lighting Optimizer....................................................................85 q Changing the Metering Mode......................................................................................................................................82 a: Manual Exposure.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................60 Z: Changing the ISO Speed ...........69 i Continuous Shooting ........89 A Customizing a Picture Style ....................................................................106 7 .........................................................................83 8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE.............................................................................................68 MF: Manual Focusing ..................................94 Setting the Color Space ..........................98 B: Setting the White Balance .......75 4 Advanced Shooting 77 s: Action Shots .......78 f: Changing the Depth of Field ..............................................................Contents 3 Creative Shooting 59 d: Program AE...................................................................91 A Registering a Picture Style...............................................................................................................104 Preventing Camera Shake ................................................................................................................................................................................72 A Selecting a Picture Style ...........................................................................................................................97 A FE Lock...............................64 E: Changing the AF Mode ..............................................................................................................62 D Using the Built-in Flash .........................103 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction ....................................96 A AE Lock ...80 Depth of Field Preview .................................................................................................................................................66 S Selecting the AF Point ...........................................................................................................................................................................................70 j Using the Self-timer ..............................................................................................86 Oy Setting Exposure Compensation ............................................................................................

.................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 138 Silencing the Beeper ..... 139 File Numbering Methods .............. 124 Shooting Function Settings .................................................................................................................................................................................................... 146 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color................................................................................................................................. 164 8 .................................................................................................................................................. 147 f Automatic Sensor Cleaning ...................... 139 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness ............. 153 8 Image Playback 155 HI Searching for Images Quickly............ 138 Setting the Auto Power-off Time.............................Contents 5 Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) 107 A Shooting with the LCD Monitor ........................................................................................................................................ 150 Appending Dust Delete Data ...................................... 159 k Enjoying Movies ............ 143 Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings............................................................................. 138 Setting the Image Review Time .............................................. 146 Setting the Flash ............................................. 108 Shooting Function Settings ..................................................... 140 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images ............................................................................................................... 151 Manual Sensor Cleaning ............................................................................... 138 Card Reminder .......................................................... 113 Focusing Manually.................................................................... 142 B Checking Camera Settings..................... 130 Handy Features 137 Handy Features ........................................................................ 144 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically ................................................................................................................................. 156 u/y Magnified View ......... 120 6 7 Shooting Movies 123 k Shooting Movies............................................................................ 162 X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes ................ 111 Using AF to Focus ...................................................................... 158 b Rotating the Image ............................................................................... 160 k Playing Movies .............................

.....................................................................171 B Shooting Information Display .............................................................................................................................................................................................192 Registering My Menu ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................204 External Speedlites ...........................206 Using Eye-Fi Cards ....................................170 L Erasing Images .........190 Custom Function Settings ...212 System Map .........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................167 K Protecting Images ..........................................................198 Setting Copyright Information..............................................................Contents Slide Show (Auto Playback).................................173 9 Printing Images 175 Preparing to Print ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................188 10 Customizing the Camera 189 Setting Custom Functions ........................216 Troubleshooting Guide......................225 Index ...............237 End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide 243 9 .........................................183 W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) ................................................................185 Direct Printing with DPOF .............218 Error Codes.........176 wPrinting.....................................................................................................................199 11 Reference 201 When Autofocus Fails ............................................165 Viewing the Images on TV ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................203 Remote Control Shooting............................178 Trimming the Image ...............................................................202 Using a Household Power Outlet ................................................................................................208 Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes......210 Menu Settings ..........................................224 Specifications ......................................................................................................................

78 (s Shutter-priority AE) p.57 (Basic Zone modes) p. 64 (D Flash photography) p.46. 62.124 (k Movie shooting) Take a picture of yourself in a group Freeze the action Blur the action Blur the background Keep the background in sharp focus Adjust the image brightness (exposure) Shoot in low light Shoot without flash Photograph fireworks at night Shoot while viewing the LCD monitor Shoot movies Image Quality Shoot with image effects matching the subject p.49 (7 Flash Off) p.80 (f Aperture-priority AE) p. 70 (i Continuous shooting) p.Contents at a Glance Shooting Shoot automatically Shoot continuously p.50.71 (j Self-timer) p.108 (A Live View shooting) p.75 (Selecting a Picture Style) 10 . 53.45 .84 (Bulb exposure) p.87 (Exposure compensation) p.

72 (73.72 (76. 83. 67 (AI Servo AF) Playback View the images with the camera Search for pictures quickly Prevent important images from accidental deletion Delete unnecessary images View the images on a TV set Set the LCD brightness p.Make a large-size print of the picture Take many pictures p.167 (Video OUT) p.156 (H Index display) p.175 (Direct printing) 11 .68 (S AF point selection) p.139 (LCD brightness) Printing Print pictures easily p.171 (L Delete) p.58 (x Playback) p.170 (K Image protect) p. 86) Focusing Change the point of focus Shoot a moving subject p.53. 1) p.

This is to avoid damaging the camera. To prevent condensation. promptly consult your nearest Canon Service Center. Avoid storing the camera where there are corrosive chemicals such as a darkroom or chemical lab. remove the battery and store the camera in a cool. Also avoid using or leaving the camera near anything emitting strong radio waves such as a large antenna. condensation may form on the camera and internal parts. The camera is not waterproof and cannot be used underwater. take the camera to the nearest Canon Service Center. This is to prevent the contacts from corroding. Do not use cleaners that contain organic solvents to clean the camera body or lens. do not use the camera. dry. first put the camera in a sealed plastic bag and let it adjust to the warmer temperature before taking it out of the bag. remove the lens. Do not leave the camera in excessive heat such as in a car in direct sunlight. Never leave the camera near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a magnet or electric motor. Do not drop it or subject it to physical shock. If the camera will not be used for an extended period. Never attempt to disassemble the camera yourself. High temperatures can cause the camera to malfunction. Strong magnetic fields can cause camera misoperation or destroy image data. If there is condensation. Use a blower to blow away dust on the lens. test all its functions before using it. reflex mirror. wipe it with a well-wrung wet cloth. If you accidentally drop the camera into water. If the camera is suddenly brought in from the cold into a warm room. 12 . and focusing screen. Corroded contacts can cause camera misoperation. Even while the camera is in storage. If you have not used the camera for some time or if there is an important shoot coming up. have the camera checked by your Canon dealer or check the camera yourself and make sure it is working properly. If the camera has been exposed to salty air. If the camera has not been used for an extended period. viewfinder. press the shutter button a few times once in a while to check that the camera is still working. well-ventilated location. For stubborn dirt. card and battery from the camera. The camera contains precision electronic circuitry. If condensation forms on the camera. Do not touch the camera’s electrical contacts with your fingers. and wait until the condensation has evaporated before using the camera.Handling Precautions Camera Care This camera is a precision instrument. Wipe off any water droplets with a dry cloth.

Do not store or use the card near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a TV set. or vibration. or humid locations. bend. Live View shooting.Handling Precautions LCD Monitor Although the LCD monitor is manufactured with very high precision technology with over 99. They do not affect the images recorded. dusty.. Lens After detaching the lens from the camera. Also avoid places prone to having static electricity. It will return to normal at room temperature. Cards To protect the card and its recorded data. etc. Contacts Cautions During Prolonged Use If you use continuous shooting. Store the card in a case. in rare cases lubricant from the camera’s internal parts may adhere to the front of the sensor. In low or high temperatures. screen burn-in may occur where you see remnants of what was displayed. speakers. the camera may become hot. holding the hot camera for a long period can cause slight skin burns. However. this is only temporary and will disappear when the camera is left unused for a few days. About smear adhering to the front of the sensor Besides dust entering the camera from outside. 13 . If the LCD monitor is left on for a prolonged period.99% effective pixels. are not a malfunction. physical shock. Dead pixels displaying only black or red. In case visible spots still remain after the automatic sensor cleaning. or movie shooting for a prolonged period. Do not leave the card in direct sunlight or near a heat source. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended.01% or less pixels. Do not subject it to excessive force. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or it might look black. attach the lens caps or put down the lens with the rear end up to avoid scratching the lens surface and electrical contacts. Do not store the card in hot. or magnet. there might be a few dead pixels among the remaining 0. or wet the card. Although this is not a malfunction. note the following: Do not drop.

Quick Start Guide 1 2 3 4 5 14 White index Red index Insert the battery. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>. insert it into the slot. (p. see page 24. (p.33) Open the slot cover and insert a card.33) Align the lens’ white or red index with the camera’s index in the matching color. Attach the lens.27) When the LCD monitor displays the Date/Time setting screen. Set the power switch to <1>. (p. (p.26) To charge the battery.31) With the card’s label facing you. see page 29. . (p.

46) All the necessary camera settings will be set automatically. see “Erasing Images” (p. (p. Take the picture. To delete an image. (p. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. 15 . If necessary.138) The captured image will be displayed for approx. (p. (p. The shooting settings displayed on the LCD monitor will turn off when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. Focus the subject. 2 sec. the built-in flash will popup automatically. To display the image again. and the camera will focus the subject. see page 107.37) Look through the viewfinder and aim the viewfinder center over the subject. on the LCD monitor.58). press the <x> button (p.37) Press the shutter button completely to take the picture.171). Review the picture. Press the shutter button halfway.Quick Start Guide 6 7 8 9 Set the Mode Dial to <1> (Full Auto).

Nomenclature
The names in bold indicate the parts mentioned up until the “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” section.
Mode Dial (p.20) Power switch (p.27) <Z> ISO speed setting button (p.62) <6> Main Dial (p.4) Shutter button (p.37) Built-in flash/AF-assist beam (p.64/147) EF Lens mount index (p.33) EF-S Lens mount index (p.33) Flash-sync contacts Hot shoe (p.206) <V> Focal plane mark (p.52) Strap mount (p.23) Red-eye reduction/ Self-timer lamp (p.65/71) Remote control sensor (p.106,204) Grip
Mirror (p.106,153)

Microphone (p.134) <D> Flash button (p.64)

Contacts (p.13) Lens mount Lens lock pin

Terminal cover Lens release button (p.34) Depth-of-field preview button (p.82)

External microphone IN terminal (p.134) Remote control terminal (p.205) Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal (p.169,176) Body cap (p.33) HDMI mini OUT terminal (p.167)

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Nomenclature

Eyecup (p.205) Viewfinder eyepiece Display-off sensor (p.146)

Dioptric adjustment knob (p.36) <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button (p.108/124) <A/I> AE lock/ FE lock button/ Index/Reduce button (p.97/98/156/158,183) <S/u> AF point selection/ Magnify button (p.68/158,183)

<B> Shooting settings display button (p.44,110,126, 143,173)

<M> Menu button (p.40) Speaker (p.162) Card slot cover (p.31)

LCD monitor (p.40,139)

<O> Aperture/ Exposure compensation button (p.83/87) Tripod socket <Q/l> Quick Control button/ Direct print button (p.38/181) <x> Playback button (p.58) <0> Setting button (p.40) <S> Cross keys (p.40) <WB> White balance selection button (p.99) <XA> Picture Style selection button (p.75) <Yi/Q> Drive mode selection button (p.70,71) <ZE> AF mode selection button (p.66) Card slot (p.31)

DC cord hole (p.203)

Access lamp (p.32) Battery compartment cover release lever (p.26) Battery compartment cover (p.26) <L> Erase button (p.171)

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Nomenclature

Shooting Settings Display
Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount (p.87) AEB range (p.89) Shutter speed Picture Style (p.75) Shooting mode Image-recording quality (p.72) 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 Large/Fine Large/Normal Medium/Fine Medium/Normal Small/Fine Small/Normal RAW RAW+Large/Fine Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) Drive mode (p.70,71) u Single shooting i Continuous shooting Q Self-timer/ Remote control l Self-timer:2 sec q Self-timer: Continuous Shots remaining Shots remaining during WB bracketing Self-timer countdown Bulb exposure time Metering mode (p.86) q Evaluative metering w Partial metering r Spot metering e Center-weighted average metering AF mode (p.66) X One-Shot AF 9 AI Focus AF Z AI Servo AF g Manual Focusing Aperture c Main Dial pointer (p.77) ISO speed (p.62) Flash exposure compensation (p.88) Highlight tone priority (p.194)

Quick Control icon (p.38) White balance (p.99) Q Auto W Daylight E Shade R Cloudy Y Tungsten light U White fluorescent light I Flash O Custom 2 White balance correction (p.101) B White balance bracketing (p.102) Eye-Fi transmission status* (p.208) Battery check (p.28) zxcn

* Displayed if an Eye-Fi card is used. The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Viewfinder Information
Spot metering circle Focusing screen AF point activation indicator < > AF points

<Z> ISO speed <2> White balance correction

<A> AE lock/ AEB in-progress

<o> Focus confirmation light Max. burst <0> Monochrome shooting ISO speed <A> Highlight tone priority Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount AEB range Red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator Aperture

<D> Flash-ready Improper FE lock warning <e> High-speed sync (FP flash) <d> FE lock/ FEB in-progress <y> Flash exposure compensation

Shutter speed FE lock (FEL) Busy (buSY) Built-in flash recycling (D buSY)

Card full warning (FuLL) Card error warning (Err) No card warning (Card)

The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Mode Dial The Mode Dial includes the Basic Zone modes, Creative Zone modes, and Movie shooting mode. Creative Zone These modes give you more control for shooting various subjects. d s a : Program AE (p.60) : Shutter-priority AE (p.78) : Manual exposure (p.83) AE (p.85)

f : Aperture-priority AE (p.80) 8: Automatic depth-of-field

Basic Zone All you do is press the shutter button. Fully-automatic shooting suiting the subject. 1: Full Auto (p.46) C: Creative Auto (p.55) Image Zone 7: Flash Off (p.49) 2 : Portrait (p.50) 3: Landscape (p.51) 4 : Close-up (p.52) 5: Sports (p.53) 6 : Night Portrait (p.54) k: Movie shooting (p.123)

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33) Zoom ring (p.231) Focus mode switch (p.33) Contacts (p.34) Focusing ring (p.33) Zoom position index (p.231) Zoom ring (p.69.Nomenclature Lens Lens without a distance scale Focusing ring (p.120) Focus mode switch (p.231) Image Stabilizer switch (p.34) Hood mount (p.13) Lens mount index (p.33) 21 .13) Lens with a distance scale Hood mount (p.231) Zoom position index (p.34) Filter thread (front of lens) (p.34) Distance scale Filter thread (front of lens) (p.35) Contacts (p.69.120) Image Stabilizer switch (p.35) Lens mount index (p.

Battery pack slot Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Power plug This power unit is intended to be correctly orientated in a vertical or floor mount position.Nomenclature Battery Charger LC-E8 Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p.24). Battery Charger LC-E8E Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p.24). Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Battery pack slot Power cord Power cord socket 22 .

Pull the strap to take up any slack and make sure the strap will not loosen from the buckle.Getting Started This chapter explains preparatory steps before you start shooting and basic camera operations.205). 1 Eyepiece cover 23 . The eyepiece cover is also attached to the strap (p. Attaching the Strap Pass the end of the strap through the camera’s strap mount eyelet from the bottom. Then pass it through the strap’s buckle as shown in the illustration.

Recharging starts automatically and the charge lamp turns orange. flip out the battery charger’s prongs and insert the prongs into a power outlet.50°F) will take a longer time (up to 4 hours). When the battery is fully recharged. LC-E8 3 Recharge the battery. the full-charge lamp will turn green. follow the above procedure in reverse. For LC-E8E LC-E8E Connect the power cord to the charger and insert the plug into the power outlet. To detach the battery. As shown in the illustration. 2 hours to fully recharge a completely exhausted battery at 23°C / 73°F. For LC-E8 As shown by the arrow.10°C / 43°F . It takes approx. attach the battery securely. For safety reasons. 24 . 2 Attach the battery.Charging the Battery 1 Remove the protective cover. recharging in low temperatures (6°C . The time required to recharge the battery depends on the ambient temperature and battery’s charge level.

Charging the Battery Tips for Using the Battery and Charger Recharge the battery on the day before or on the day it is to be used. attach a commercially-available plug adapter for the respective country or region. a charged battery will gradually discharge and lose its power. The battery charger is compatible with a 100 V AC to 240 V AC 50/ 60 Hz power source. 25 . Even during storage. the battery has reached the end of its service life. Purchase a new battery. When not using the camera. a small amount of power current is released. Do not charge any battery other than the Battery Pack LP-E8. The Battery Pack LP-E8 is dedicated to Canon products only. If the battery is left in the camera for a prolonged period. remove the battery. After recharging the battery. The battery charger can also be used in foreign countries. Doing so can damage the battery charger. Store the battery with the protective cover attached. Using it with an incompatible battery charger or product may result in malfunction or accidents for which Canon cannot be held liable. Storing the battery after it is fully charged can lower the battery’s performance. Do not attach any portable voltage transformer to the battery charger. If the battery becomes exhausted quickly even after being fully charged. If necessary. detach it and unplug the charger from the power outlet. resulting in excess discharge and shorter battery life.

be careful not to swing it back further. Slide the lever as shown by the arrow and open the cover.Installing and Removing the Battery Installing the Battery Load a fully charged Battery Pack LP-E8 into the camera. Insert the battery until it locks in place. To prevent short circuiting. Press the cover Removing the Battery Open the cover and remove the battery. the hinge might break. the battery Insert the end with contacts. 3 Close the cover. 1 Open the battery compartment cover.until it snaps shut. Press the battery release lever as shown by the arrow and remove the battery. Otherwise. 26 . be sure to attach the protective cover to the battery. 2 Insert the battery. After opening the battery compartment cover.

Even during the sensor cleaning. If you set the power switch to <2> while an image is being recorded to the card. About Auto Power Off To save battery power. <1> : The camera turns on.. You can change the auto power-off time with the menu’s [5 Auto power off] setting (p. the <f> icon might not be displayed. just press the shutter button halfway (p.37) to stop the sensor cleaning and take a picture. the sensor cleaning will be executed automatically. This is normal and not a problem. you can still shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway (p. the camera turns off automatically after about 30 seconds of non-operation. 27 . About the Automatic Self-Cleaning Sensor Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>. Set to this position when not using the camera. [Recording .] will be displayed and the power will turn off after the card finishes recording the image. the LCD monitor will display <f>. If you repeatedly turn the power switch <1>/<2> at a short interval. see page 29 to set the date/time.139). To turn on the camera again. During the sensor cleaning.. <2> : The camera is turned off and does not operate.Turning on the Power If the date/time setting screen appears when you turn on the power switch.37).

470 shots without flash use and approx. 550 shots Approx. Depending on the lens used. 470 shots Approx. and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. the battery level will be indicated in one of four levels: z : Battery level is OK. 28 . 400 shots The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. For battery life with Live View shooting. 440 shots At 0°C / 32°F Approx. With size-AA/LR6 alkaline batteries. c : Battery will be exhausted soon. n : Battery must be recharged. the number of possible shots may be lower. The number of possible shots will decrease with any of the following operations: • Pressing the shutter button halfway for a prolonged period. see page 109. The Battery Grip BG-E8 approximately doubles the number of possible shots with two LP-E8 batteries installed. • Often activating only the AF without taking a picture. but adequate power remains. no Live View shooting. • Using the lens Image Stabilizer. The lens operation is powered by the camera’s battery. Battery Life Temperature No Flash 50% Flash Use At 23°C / 73°F Approx. 270 shots with 50% flash use. x : Battery level is slightly down. the number of possible shots at 23°C / 73°F is approx.Turning on the Power Checking the Battery Level When the power switch is set to <1>. • Using the LCD monitor often.

The date/time will be set. Press then press <0>. Press <0> so <a> is displayed. 29 .3 Setting the Date and Time When you turn on the power for the first time or if the date/time has been reset. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. Press the <V> key to select [Date/ Time]. Under 2 Time]. If you store the camera without the battery or if the camera’s battery becomes exhausted. the date/time might be reset. 1 Display the menu. 4 Exit the the <U> key to select [OK].to select the the <U> key date or time number. set the date/time again. Follow steps 3 and 4 to set the date/time. the 3 SetPress date and time.) setting. the [6] tab. Be sure to set the correct date/time. The date/time set will start from when you press <0> in step 4. Note that the date/time appended to recorded images will be based on this date/time setting. If this happens. Press the <M> button to display the menu. then press <0>. select [Date/ Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. the Date/Time setting screen will appear. then press <0>. (Returns to b. Press the <V> key to set the number.

Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display.3 Selecting the Interface Language 1 Display the menu. then press <0>. Press the <M> button to display the menu. then press <0>. Under the [6] 2 [LanguageK]. Press the <V> key to select [LanguageK] (the third item from the top). tab. 30 . the the <V> key to select language. The interface language will change. the 3 SetPress desired language. select Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab.

Installing the Card 1 Write protect switch Open the cover. face As the card’s label side toward you and insert it until it clicks in place. Setting the [1 Release shutter without card] menu option to [Disable] will prevent you from forgetting to install a card (p. ISO speed. Make sure the card’s write protect switch is set upward to enable writing/erasing. etc.138).Installing and Removing the SD Card The captured images are recorded onto the card (sold separately). image-recording quality. 31 . Slide the cover as shown by the arrow to open it. 3 Close the cover. 2 Insertshown by the illustration. Possible shots The number of possible shots depends on the remaining capacity of the card. When you set the power switch to <1>.and slide it in the Close the cover direction shown by the arrow until it snaps shut. the card. the number of possible shots will be displayed on the LCD monitor.

32 .Installing and Removing the SD Card Removing the Card 1 Access lamp Open the cover. If you can transfer all the images in the card to a computer. It may also damage the card or camera. Pull the card straight out. Check that “Recording. then open the cover. it indicates that the images are being written to or read by the card. the image number might not start from 0001 (p. or data is being transferred. Set the power switch to <2>.” is not displayed on the LCD monitor. Make sure the access lamp is off. then close the cover. transfer all the images and then format the card with the camera (p. Gently in the The card will stick out. The card may then return to normal. being erased. When the access lamp is lit or blinking.. While the access lamp is lit or blinking. Do not touch the card’s contacts with your fingers or metal objects. • Shaking or banging the camera around. the 2 Remove pushcard. If the card already contains recorded images. card. • Removing the battery. never do any of the following. • Opening the card slot cover. then let go.. use a different card.42). If the error persists. Doing so may damage the image data.140). If a card-related error message is displayed on the LCD monitor. remove and reinstall the card.

switch If it is set to <MF> (manual focus). Minimizing Dust When changing lenses. Remove dust on the body cap before attaching it. When storing the camera without a lens attached. Turn the lens as shown by the arrow until it snaps in place. 33 . autofocus will not operate. do it in a place with minimal dust. set the focus mode 3 On the to <AF> (autofocus). Remove the rear lens cap and the body cap by turning them as shown by the arrows. 2 Attach the lens’ red or white index with Align the the camera’s index matching the same color. 4 Remove the front lens cap. lens.Attaching and Detaching a Lens Attaching a Lens 1 White index Remove the caps. be sure to attach the body cap to the camera. Red index lens.

59 in.94 in. turn the zoom ring on the lens with your fingers. If the front part (focusing ring) of the lens rotates during autofocusing.42 x 0. Do not look at the sun directly through any lens. Image sensor size (22. Turning the zoom ring after achieving focus may throw off the focus slightly.3 x 14. do it before focusing. do not touch the rotating part. If you want to zoom.6x. it will look like the lens focal length is increased by 1. Detaching the Lens While pressing the lens release button. Attach the rear lens cap to the detached lens. then detach it.) 34 . turn the lens as shown by the arrows. Image Conversion Factor Since the image sensor size is smaller than the 35mm film format.9 mm / 0.Attaching and Detaching a Lens About Zooming To zoom. Doing so may cause loss of vision.) 35mm image size (36 x 24 mm / 1.88 x 0. Turn the lens until it stops.

picture. 35 . The procedure explained here is based on the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.About the Lens Image Stabilizer When you use the IS lens’ built-in Image Stabilizer. the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.6 IS and EF-S 18-135mm f/3. However. press the shutter button completely to take the picture. * IS stands for Image Stabilizer. Some IS lenses enable you to switch the IS mode manually to suit the shooting conditions.5-5.5-5.5-5. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective for excessive shaking such as on a rocking boat. you can save battery power by switching the IS switch to <2>. The Image Stabilizer is effective even when the camera is mounted on a monopod. camera shake is corrected to obtain a less blurred shot. Set also the camera’s power switch to <1>. 2 Press the shutter button halfway. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective if the subject moves at the time of exposure.6 IS lenses switch the IS mode automatically. The Image Stabilizer will operate.6 IS lens as an example. The Image Stabilizer can operate with the focus mode switch set to either <f> or <g>. 3 Take thethe picture looks steady in the When viewfinder. 1 Set the IS switch to <1>. If the camera is mounted on a tripod.

hold the camera still to minimize camera shake. see page 107. 2. Press the camera against your face and look through the viewfinder. place one foot in front of the other. Wrap your right hand around the camera grip firmly. Holding the Camera To obtain sharp images. Press your arms and elbows lightly against the front of your body. To maintain a stable stance. Press the shutter button lightly with your right hand’s index finger. sold separately) is recommended. Hold the lens bottom with your left hand. 3. 5. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. 4.Basic Operation Adjusting the Viewfinder Clarity Turn the dioptric adjustment knob. Horizontal shooting Vertical shooting 1. using Dioptric Adjustment Lens E (10 types. 36 . 6. Turn the knob left or right until the nine AF points in the viewfinder look sharp. If the camera’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewfinder image.

and image recording. then slowly press the shutter button completely. The exposure setting (shutter speed and aperture) is displayed in the viewfinder (0). Preventing Camera Shake Hand-held camera movement during the moment of exposure is called camera shake.Basic Operation Shutter Button The shutter button has two steps. • Press the shutter button halfway to autofocus. Pressing halfway This activates autofocusing and automatic exposure metering that sets the shutter speed and aperture. you can instantly go back to shooting-ready by pressing the shutter button halfway. Even during the menu display. 37 . the camera will take a moment before it takes the picture. note the following: • Hold and steady the camera as shown on the previous page. image playback. Then you can further press the shutter button completely. It can cause blurred pictures. To prevent camera shake. Pressing completely This releases the shutter and takes the picture. You can press the shutter button halfway. If you press the shutter button completely without pressing it halfway first or if you press the shutter button halfway and then press it completely immediately.

The selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. In the Basic Zone modes (except C). you can select certain drive modes (p. When the shooting settings are displayed.70) and the imagerecording quality (p. the the <S> key to select function to be set. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. 1 Display the Quick Control screen.Q Using the Quick Control Screen You can directly select and set the shooting functions displayed on the LCD monitor. 38 . 3 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. This is called the Quick Control screen.72). The Quick Control screen will activate (7). press the <Q> button. the 2 SetPress desired setting. Basic Zone modes Creative Zone modes picture.

86) AF mode (p.62) Highlight tone priority* (p.89) Shooting mode* (p.99) ISO speed (p.66) Asterisked functions cannot be set with the Quick Control screen.20) Image-recording quality (p.80) Shutter speed (p.88) Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.78) Exposure compensation/ AEB setting (p. The respective setting screen will then appear (except for the shutter speed and aperture). Press <0> to finalize the setting and return to the Quick Control screen. Function Setting Display On the Quick Control screen. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. select the function and press <0>. <0> 39 .72) Picture Style (p.Q Using the Quick Control Screen Quick Control Screen Nomenclature Aperture (p.75) White balance (p. You can also press the <U> key to change the setting.194) Flash exposure compensation (p.70) Metering mode (p.103) Drive mode (p.

use the <M> button. etc. the tabs and menu options displayed will be different. Creative Zone modes 3 Playback 1 Shooting Tab 5 Set-up 9 My Menu Menu settings Menu items 40 . date/time. <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys Menu Screen Basic Zone modes Movie shooting mode * In Basic Zone modes and Movie shooting mode. and <0> button on the camera back. <S> cross keys.3 Menu Operations You can set various functions with the menus such as the image-recording quality. While looking at the LCD monitor.

the setting. 6 Exit the the <M> button to return Press to the shooting settings display. tab. 5 SetPress desired set it. 41 . item. Press the <M> button to display the menu. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a tab.3 Menu Operations Menu Setting Procedure 1 Display the menu.or <U> key to Press the <V> select the desired setting. 4 Select the setting. Press You can also turn the <6> dial to select a tab. 3 Select the desiredkey to select the Press the <V> item. then press <0>. A list of menu functions is on page 212. (Some settings require you to press either the <V> or <U> key to select it. <0> to setting. The explanation of menu functions hereinafter assumes that you have pressed the <M> button to display the menu screen.) The current setting is indicated in blue.

When the card is formatted. select [Format]. Under the [5] tab. Select [OK]. then select [OK]. If necessary. the menu will reappear. all images and data in the card will be erased. then The card will be formatted. press the <L> button to checkmark [Low level format] with <X>. etc. When the formatting is completed. Even protected images will be erased.3 Formatting the Card If the card is new or was previously formatted by another camera or computer. For low-level formatting.. 1 Select [Format]. 2 Format the card. so make sure there is nothing you need to keep. format the card with the camera. before formatting the card. press <0>. then press <0>. 42 . transfer the images to a computer.

only the file management information is changed. A card-related error is displayed (p. When discarding the card. the software in the card must be installed in your computer. Then format the card with the camera. The actual data is not completely erased. You can stop the low-level formatting by selecting [Cancel]. This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft. Even in this case. 43 . The card is full with images or data.224).3 Formatting the Card Execute [Format] in the following cases: The card is new. The card was formatted by a different camera or a computer. When the card is formatted or data is erased. Since low-level formatting will erase all recordable sectors in the card. the formatting will take slightly longer than normal formatting. Be aware of this when selling or discarding the card. About Low-level Formatting Do low-level formatting if the card’s recording or reading speed seems slow. normal formatting will have been completed and you can use the card as usual. execute low-level formatting or destroy the card physically to prevent the data from being leaked. Before using a new Eye-Fi card. The card capacity displayed on the card format screen might be smaller than the capacity indicated on the card.

146) turns off the LCD monitor automatically. menu screen. take the camera away from the fluorescent light. While the menu screen or image is displayed as shown below. Menu Functions Captured Image Appears when you press the <M> button.Switching the LCD Monitor Display The LCD monitor can display the shooting settings screen. 44 . If you look at the viewfinder while wearing sunglasses. If a fluorescent light is nearby. If this happens. This prevents the bright LCD monitor from interfering with your view. In such a case. Shooting Settings Displayed when the camera is turned on. the display-off sensor (p. When your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. image. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. the LCD monitor might not turn off automatically. etc. press the <B> button to turn off the monitor.17. the LCD monitor might turn off. Appears when you press the <x> button. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. you can instantly return to the shooting settings screen (shown above) and shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway. Pressing the <B> button turns the display on or off. The LCD monitor turns on again when your eye leaves the viewfinder eyepiece.

Ba si cZ one 45 .210).103). The settings (functions set automatically) which cannot be set by the user are grayed out. 2 About the Auto Lighting Optimizer In the Basic Zone modes. With the Basic Zone modes.Basic Shooting and Image Playback This chapter explains how to use the Basic Zone modes on the Mode Dial for best results and how to playback images. to prevent botched pictures due to mistaken operations. major shooting settings cannot be changed in the fully-automatic modes. all you do is point and shoot and the camera sets everything automatically (p. Also. It is also enabled by default in the Creative Zone modes (p. the Auto Lighting Optimizer will adjust the image automatically to obtain the optimum brightness and contrast.

and Press the shutter button the lens will adjust the focus. and generally the closest object will be focused. on the LCD monitor. 2 Aim any AF point over the subject. you can push it back down with your fingers. Focus confirmation light picture. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. At the same time. Aiming the center AF point over the subject will make focusing easier. 46 . halfway. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. the built-in flash will popup automatically. the beeper will sound and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. The captured image will be displayed for about 2 sec. 3 Focus the subject. All the AF points will be used to focus. If necessary. If the built-in flash has popped up.1 Fully Automatic Shooting 1 AF point Set the Mode Dial to <1>.

1 Fully Automatic Shooting

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The focus confirmation light <o> blinks and focus is not achieved. Aim the AF point over an area having good contrast, then press the shutter button halfway (p.202). If you are too close to the subject, move away and try again. Sometimes multiple AF points flash simultaneously. This indicates that focus has been achieved at all those AF points. When the AF point covering the desired subject flashes, take the picture. The beeper continues to beep softly. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) It indicates that the camera is focusing continuously on a moving subject. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) While the beeper is beeping, you can press the shutter button completely to shoot a moving subject in focus. Pressing the shutter button halfway does not focus the subject. When the focus mode switch on the lens is set to <MF> (Manual Focus), the camera does not focus. Set the focus mode switch to <AF> (Auto Focus). Although it is daylight, the flash popped up. For a backlit subject, the flash may pop up to help reduce the subject’s dark shadow. In low light, the built-in flash fired a series of flashes. Pressing the shutter button halfway may trigger the built-in flash to fire a series of flashes to assist autofocusing. This is called AF-assist beam. It is effective up to approx. 4 meters/13.1 feet away. Although flash was used, the picture came out dark. The subject was too far away. The subject should be within 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. When flash was used, the bottom part of the picture came out unnaturally dark. The subject was too close to the camera, and a shadow was created by the lens barrel. The subject should be at least 1 meter/3.3 feet away from the camera. If a hood has been attached to the lens, remove it before taking the flash picture.

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Recomposing the Shot

Depending on the scene, position the subject toward the left or right to create a balanced background and good perspective. In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, while you press the shutter button halfway to focus a still subject, the focus will be locked. You can then recompose the shot and press the shutter button completely to take the picture. This is called “focus lock”. Focus lock is also possible in other Basic Zone modes (except <5> Sports).

Shooting a Moving Subject

In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, if the subject moves (distance to camera changes) during or after you focus, AI Servo AF will take effect to focus the subject continuously. As long as you keep aiming the AF point on the subject while pressing the shutter button halfway, the focusing will be continuous. When you want to take the picture, press the shutter button completely.

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7 Disabling Flash
In places where flash photography is prohibited, use the <7> (Flash Off) mode. This mode is also effective for candlelight scenes when you want to capture the ambient light.

Shooting Tips
If the numeric display in the viewfinder blinks, take care to prevent camera shake. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur, the viewfinder’s shutter speed display will blink. Hold the camera steady or use a tripod. When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end to reduce blur caused by camera shake. Taking portraits without flash. Under low light, the person must not move until the picture is taken. If the person moves during the exposure, he or she might look blurred in the picture.

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The <2> (Portrait) mode blurs the background to make the human subject stand out. It also makes flesh tones and the hair look softer than with the <1> (Full Auto) mode.

Shooting Tips
The farther the distance between the subject and background, the better. The further the distance between the subject and background, the more blurred the background will look. The subject will also stand out better in front of a plain, dark background. Use a telephoto lens. If you have a zoom lens, use the telephoto end to fill the frame with the subject from the waist up. Move in closer if necessary. Focus the face. Check that the AF point covering the face flashes in red.

If you hold down the shutter button, you can shoot continuously to obtain different poses and facial expressions. (max. approx. 3.7 shots/sec.) If necessary, the built-in flash will pop up automatically.

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Use the <3> (Landscape) mode for wide scenery, night scenes, or to have everything in focus from near to far. The greens and blues also become more vivid and sharper than with <1> (Full Auto).

Shooting Tips
With a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end. When using the wide-angle end of a zoom lens, objects near and far will be in focus better than at the telephoto end. It also adds breadth to landscapes. Shooting night scenes. Since the built-in flash will be disabled, this mode <3> is also good for night scenes. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. If you want to photograph a person against a night scene, set the Mode Dial to <6> (Night Portrait) and use a tripod (p.54).

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stand out better.8ft>. To make small things appear much larger. If you are too close to the subject and the bottom of the picture looks dark. Shooting Tips Use a simple background.4 Shooting Close-ups When you want to photograph flowers or small things up close. With a zoom lens. use a macro lens (sold separately). Some lenses have indications such as <40. The lens minimum focusing distance is measured from the <V> (focal plane) mark on the camera to the subject. etc. using the telephoto end will make the subject look larger. use the <4> (Close-up) mode. use the telephoto end. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. If you have a zoom lens. the built-in flash will fire.25m/0. Move to the subject as close as possible. Under low light. If you are too close to the subject. A simple background makes the flower.. 52 . Check the lens for its minimum focusing distance. move away from the subject.

the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. If focus cannot be achieved. Use the center AF point to focus. then press the shutter button halfway to auto focus. Aim the center AF point over the subject. approx. Shooting Tips Use a telephoto lens. whether it is a child running or a moving vehicle. During autofocusing. continuous shooting (max. If you hold down the shutter button. the viewfinder’s shutter speed display on the bottom left will blink. the beeper will continue beeping softly. 3. When you want to take the picture. use the <5> (Sports) mode. Using a telephoto lens is recommended so you can shoot from afar. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur.) and autofocusing will take effect. Hold the camera steady and shoot.5 Shooting Moving Subjects To photograph a moving subject. press the shutter button completely. 53 .7 shots per sec.

Shoot also with <1> (Full Auto). Tell the subject to keep still even after the flash fires. The effective distance of the built-in flash is 5 meters/16. use a tripod to prevent camera shake. use the wide-angle end to obtain a wide night view.6 Shooting Portraits at Night To shoot someone at night and obtain a natural-looking exposure in the background. Also. the self-timer lamp will light briefly when the picture is taken. Under low light. use the <6> (Night Portrait) mode. the built-in flash will fire automatically to obtain a good exposure of the person.4 feet from the camera. When using a zoom lens. Shooting Tips Use a wide-angle lens and a tripod. Keep the person within 5 meters/16. 54 . If the self-timer is also used. Since camera shake is prone to occur with night shots.4 feet from the camera. shooting also with <1> (Full Auto) is recommended.

C Creative Auto Shooting Basic Zone modes except <C> (Creative Auto) take care of everything. the the <S> key to select function to be set. <Q> 2 Press the use thebutton. 55 . color tone (Picture Style). whereas the <C> Creative Auto mode enables you to easily change the picture’s brightness. The Creative Auto screen appears on the LCD monitor. the Creative Auto settings will revert to the default. * CA stands for Creative Auto. picture. The default settings are the same as the <1> (Full Auto) mode. A brief description of the selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <C>. see page 56-57. For details about each function. If you change the shooting mode or if the power turns off via auto power off (p.139) or by the power switch being set to <2>. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the screen in step 2. the image-recording quality. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. depth of field. to select You can <S> key the function (7). selftimer and remote control settings will be retained. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. However. etc. the 3 SetPress desired setting.

C Creative Auto Shooting Shutter speed and aperture (1) (2) (3) (4) (6) (5) Possible shots Battery check (1) Flash firing <a> (Auto flash). the picture will look darker. it will not be applied. If you set <b> (Flash off). 56 . the background will look more in focus. the picture will look brighter. or <b> (Flash off) can be selected. see “Disabling Flash” on page 49. This setting cannot be set (grayed out) while the built-in flash is popped up. If you want to blur the background. Depending on the lens and shooting conditions. the background will look more blurred. (2) Blurring/sharpening the background If you move the index mark toward the left. If you move it toward the right. the background might not look so blurred. When flash is used. <D> (Flash on). see “Shooting Portraits” on page 50. If you move it toward the right. (3) Adjusting the picture brightness If you move the index mark toward the left.

Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the selftimer.. <Q> (Smooth skin tones): Effective for close-ups of women or children. <q> (Self-timer:Continuous): After 10 sec. you can display the [Drive mode] selection screen and set the same settings.7 frames per second (fps). you can set it for portraits. By pressing <0>. see “Setting the Image-recording Quality” on page 72-74.71. Remote control shooting is also possible (p. and self-timer shooting <i> (Continuous shooting): Shoot continuously at a maximum of about 3. (6) Image-recording quality To set the image-recording quality. <R> (Vivid blues and greens): For impressive landscapes. (p. continuous. or black-and-white photos.75: Picture Style) <P> (Standard): Standard image effect applicable to most scenes. the set number of shots is taken continuously. landscapes.204). * By pressing <0>.C Creative Auto Shooting (4) Image effects Besides the standard image effect. you can display the [Quality] selection screen and set the same settings. 57 . <V> (Monochrome image): Creates black-and-white photos. <Q> (Self-timer/Remote control): See the “Using the Self-timer” note ( ) on p. (5) Single.

the display format will change. With no information displayed Basic information displayed Histogram display Detailed information display image playback. 1 Playback the image. 3 Exit the the <x> button to exit the Press image playback and return to the shooting settings display. see page 155. the last captured image will be displayed. 2 Select theimages starting with the last To view image. Each time you press the <B> button. image. When you press the <x> button. To view images starting with the first (oldest) image.x Image Playback The easiest way to playback images is explained below. press the <Y> key. 58 . press the <Z> key. For more details on the playback procedure.

* <d> stands for Program. 3 59 . * AE stands for Auto Exposure. to prevent spoiled shots. most functions are set automatically and cannot be changed.Creative Shooting In the Basic Zone modes. In the <d> (Program AE) mode. In the <d> (Program AE) mode. the camera sets the shutter speed and aperture automatically to obtain a standard exposure. you can set various functions and be more creative. The difference between the Basic Zone modes and <d> is explained on page 210.

1 Set the Mode Dial to <d>. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. Look through the viewfinder and aim the selected AF point over the subject. Then press the shutter button halfway. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder’s bottom right lights (with One Shot AF + automatic AF point selection). 4 Take the picture. This is called Program AE.d: Program AE To obtain a good exposure of the subject. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. 60 . 2 Focus the subject. the camera sets the exposure (shutter speed and aperture) automatically. The shutter speed and aperture will be set automatically and displayed in the viewfinder. 3 Check the shutter speed and aperture display. A correct exposure will be obtained as long as the shutter speed and aperture display do not blink.

the shutter speed and aperture display will blink when you press the shutter button halfway. The program can be shifted. After you take the picture. The functions you can set are limited.64). (Program shift) After pressing the shutter button halfway. Differences Between <d> and <1> (Full Auto) With <1>. With <d>. 61 . you can change the ISO speed (p. In low light (30" 3. built-in flash. To match the subject and ambient lighting level. In bright light (4000 22).62) or use the built-in flash (p.62) or use flash (p. drive mode. So under low light.64). turn the <6> dial to change the shutter speed and aperture setting combination (program). only the shutter speed and aperture are set automatically. press the <I> (Flash) button to pop up the built-in flash. In the <d> mode. the program shift will be canceled. and built-in flash are set automatically to prevent spoiled shots. Program shift is not possible with flash. many functions such the AF mode. decrease the ISO speed. either increase the ISO speed (p. In very low light or very bright light. You can freely set the AF mode. drive mode.210). the built-in flash will not fire automatically.5). as shown in the figure.d: Program AE Shooting Tips Change the ISO speed or use the built-in flash. and other functions (p.

“H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) can also be set (p. 62 . With “AUTO” selected. ISO Speed Guide ISO Speed 100 . if [ISO expansion] is set to [1: On]. the ISO speed is set automatically (p.64). the settable ISO speed range will be ISO 200 .) may appear. In the [7 Custom Functions (C. In the [7 Custom Functions (C.194).6400 (p. Long exposures can also cause irregular colors in the image. the farther the flash range will be (p. dots of light. H Shooting Situation (No flash) Sunny outdoors Overcast skies or evening time Dark indoors or night Flash Range The higher the ISO speed. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed.63). Using a high ISO speed or shooting in high-temperature conditions may result in more grainy images. You can also set the ISO speed in the viewfinder while turning the <6> dial. noise (banding. 1 Press the <Z> button. the ISO speed. etc.400 400 .1600 1600 .63).Fn)] menu. In the Basic Zone modes. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [1: Enable].192). the ISO speed will be set automatically (p. (9) [ISO speed] will appear. When you shoot at high ISO speeds.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN Set the ISO speed (image sensor’s sensitivity to light) to suit the ambient light level.Fn)] menu.6400.

or 3200. then press <0>. 400. 1600. the ISO speed will be set automatically to suit the shooting mode. Shooting Mode 1/7/3/4/5/6/C d/s/f/a/8 2 With flash ISO Speed Setting Automatically set within ISO 100 . Therefore. ISO 100 or a higher ISO will be set. Under the [y] tab.3200 Automatically set within ISO 100 . Select the ISO speed. However. When “AUTO” is set. 3 Setting the Maximum ISO Speed for Auto ISON For Auto ISO. *2: If fill flash results in overexposure. select [ISO Auto]. the ISO speed will be set within this range. 63 . the actual ISO speed may be set more precisely. ISO 400 1600 will be set automatically if bounce flash is used with an external Speedlite. the actual ISO speed to be set will be displayed when you press the shutter button halfway. 200. If the maximum ISO speed has been set to [400] or [800]. As indicated below. you can set the maximum ISO speed within ISO 400 6400.6400*1 Fixed at ISO 100 Fixed at ISO 400*2*3 *1: Depending on the maximum ISO speed that has been set. 800. then press <0>. *3: In the <d/8> modes and Basic Zone modes <except 6>. you may find an ISO speed like 125 or 640 displayed as the ISO speed.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN About “AUTO” for Automatic ISO Speed If the ISO speed is set to “AUTO”. in the image’s shooting information. the ISO speed will be displayed in whole-stop increments of 100.

5 .5 / 3.30 / 3. While the flash is recycling.6. In the <d> mode.5 .19 / 3.11 / 3. you can press the <D> button anytime to take flash pictures. 2 Press the shutterof the viewfinder.7.31 1 . .5 / 3.43 1 .5 .5 . just pop up the built-in flash and press the shutter button to take flash pictures.26 / 3. button halfway.5 / 3. In the bottom left check that the <D> icon is lit.3.5 .5 / 3.69 1 .5 / 3. low light.5-5.5 .) will be set automatically to prevent camera shake.5 .86 EF-S 18-55mm f/3.3.49 1 .5 . the flash will fire for the picture.5 .5 . picture.5 / 3.5 . 1 Press the <D> button.4.5 . In Creative Zone modes.138 [Approx.7.2.21 / 3. in meters / feet] Telephoto 1 .24 1 . 3 Take thefocus is achieved and you When press the shutter button completely.5 / 3.5. the shutter speed (1/60 sec.9.5-5.42 / 3.12 1 . “DbuSY” is displayed in the viewfinder.22 1 .6 IS lens 64 .D Using the Built-in Flash In indoors. or backlit conditions in daylight.5 .5 .5 .6 IS lens / EF-S 18-135mm f/3.61 1 .1/200 sec.17 1 .15 / 3.5 1 .13 / 3.5 / 3.5 . and [BUSYD] is displayed on the LCD monitor.11 1 . Effective Flash Range ISO Speed 100 200 400/AUTO 800 1600 3200 6400 H: 12800 Wide Angle 1 .97 1 .34 1 .15 1 .

the viewfinder display on the bottom will gradually turn off. For best results. decrease the ISO speed. Select [Enable]. select [Red-eye reduc. the picture will be taken. increase the ISO speed. you can extend the flash range. Red-eye reduction will work in any shooting mode except <7> <3> <5> <k>. Detach the lens hood and keep at least 1 meter/3. By increasing the ISO speed.3 feet away from the subject. when the room is well lit. then press <0>. If the lens has a hood attached or you are too close to the subject. For flash photography. For important shots. In bright light. 65 . then press <0>. the red-eye reduction lamp will light. The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies depending on the subject. 3 Using Red-eye Reduction Using the red-eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture can reduce red eye. When you press the shutter button halfway. The red-eye reduction feature is most effective when the subject looks at the red-eye reduction lamp. Then when you press the shutter button completely. Under the [1] tab. take the picture after this display turns off. the bottom of the picture might look dark due to the obstructed flash. when you press the shutter button halfway.D Using the Built-in Flash Shooting Tips If the subject is far away. check the image on the LCD monitor to make sure the flash exposure looks good (not dark at the bottom). If the exposure setting in the viewfinder blinks. or when you go closer to the subject. decrease the ISO speed.].

and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will also light. When you press the shutter button halfway. the camera will focus only once. Aim the AF point over the subject and press the shutter button halfway. With evaluative metering (p. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. set the focus mode switch to <AF>. You can then recompose the shot if desired.86). When focus is achieved. In the Basic Zone modes. then press <0>. 1 On the lens. the focus will be locked. 2 Press mode] will appear. One-Shot AF for Still Subjects Suited for still subjects. the dot inside the AF point achieving focus lights briefly in red. [AF 3 Select the AF mode. the exposure setting will be set at the same time focus is achieved. to select the AF Press the <U> key mode. 66 . 4 Focus the subject. the optimum AF mode is set automatically. The camera will then autofocus in the selected AF mode.E: Changing the AF ModeN You can select the AF mode suiting the shooting conditions or subject. the <ZE> button.

When focus is achieved in the AI Focus AF mode with the Servo mode active. the camera will detect the movement and change the AF mode automatically to AI Servo AF. Or see “When Autofocus Fails” (p. With AI Servo AF. the beeper will sound softly. a picture cannot be taken even if the shutter button is pressed completely. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. if the subject moves away from the center AF point. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. the subject will be focused continuously. If this occurs. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. AI Focus AF for Automatic Switching of AF Mode AI Focus AF switches the AF mode from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the still subject starts moving. However. After the subject is focused in the One-Shot AF mode. AI Servo AF for Moving Subjects This AF mode is for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will blink. When the AF point selection (p. Also. the beeper will not sound when focus is achieved. the beeper will not sound even when focus is achieved. focus tracking continues as long as the subject is covered by another AF point. the camera first uses the center AF point to focus.202). During autofocusing.E: Changing the AF ModeN If focus cannot be achieved. If the [1 Beep] menu is set to [Disable]. if the subject starts moving.68) is automatic. Recompose the picture and try to focus again. 67 . the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light.

68 . With the <d> (Program AE). 3 Focus the selected AF point over the Aim subject and press the shutter button halfway to focus. you can select one AF point to focus where you want. While looking at the viewfinder. the camera sometimes may not focus the subject you want. and <a> modes.S Selecting the AF PointN In the Basic Zone modes.to select the AF Press the <S> key point. When all AF points light up. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point lights in red. 1 Press the <S> button. 2 Select the AF point. automatic AF point selection will be set. (9) The selected AF point will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. Generally. <f>. <s>. all the AF points are active. the AF point covering the closest subject will be selected to focus. Therefore. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. the subject.

the beeper sounds. set the camera to automatic AF point selection and AI Servo AF. use One-Shot AF and focus the eyes. the other AF points will continue to focustrack the subject automatically.8. Also. 69 . If you press the shutter button halfway during manual focusing. If it is difficult to focus. If the subject moves away from the center AF point. First use the center AF point to focus. the AF point achieving focus flashes in red briefly. select and use the center AF point. high-precision focusing is possible with the center AF point. you can then recompose and the face will remain sharp. with a fast lens from f/1. MF: Manual Focusing 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. If you focus the eyes first. The center AF point is the most sensitive among the nine AF points.0 to f/2. lens focusing Focus by turning the Focusing ring ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder.S Selecting the AF PointN Shooting Tips When shooting a portrait up close. 2 Focus the subject. To make it easier to focus a moving subject.

1 Press the <YiQ> button. the maximum continuous shooting burst will greatly decrease. the camera will focus only once during continuous shooting. In AI Servo AF mode. the continuous shooting speed will be slower. • For moving subject When AI Servo AF is set. 2 Select <i>. 3 Take the picture.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p. Press the <U> then press <0>. Since the flash will require recycling time.193) is set to [2: Strong]. key to select <i>. • For still subjects When One-Shot AF is set. the continuous shooting speed may become slightly slower depending on the subject and the lens used. This is effective for shooting a child running toward you or capturing the different facial expressions. The continuous shooting speed might also decrease indoors and under low light. If the [7 Custom Functions (C. The camera shoots continuously while you hold down the shutter button fully. Shooting Tips Also set the AF mode matching the subject. focusing will be continuous during continuous shooting. 70 .i Continuous ShootingN You can shoot up to about 3. Flash can also be used.7 shots per sec.

then press <0>. self-timerN (p.58). If you will not look through the viewfinder when you press the shutter button. If stray light enters the viewfinder when the picture is taken. self-timer The remote control can also be used. attach the eyepiece cover (p.106) q: 10-sec. 3 Take the picture. self-timer plus continuous shots Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the self-timer. With <q>. it may throw off the exposure. the interval between the multiple shots may be prolonged depending on the shooting functions settings such as the image-recording quality or flash. 71 .j Using the Self-timer 1 Press the <YiQ> button. After taking self-timer shots. When using the self-timer to shoot only yourself. You can check the self-timer operation with the self-timer lamp. To cancel the self-timer after it starts. press the <YiQ> button.48) on an object at about the same distance as where you will stand. you should check the image for proper focus and exposure (p. Look through the viewfinder. Two seconds before the picture is taken. Q: 10-sec. and countdown display (in seconds) on the LCD monitor. the self-timer lamp will stay on and the beeper will sound faster.205). (p. beeper.204) l: 2-sec. focus the subject. to select the Press the <U> key desired self-timer. 2 Select the self-timer. use focus lock (p. then press the shutter button completely.

and maximum burst will vary depending on the subject.4 1. 1 Select [Quality]. number of possible shots.5 megapixels (4.9 megapixels (18M) Approx. or 4. 17. then press <0>. and the number of possible shots [***] will be displayed. Custom Functions.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality You can select the number of megapixels to record (approx. image size in pixels (****x****). Under the [1] tab.2 1.0 megapixels (8M) Approx. the image-recording quality.5M) Approx.0. and other settings. Select the desired quality.) Quality 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 High quality Pixels Recorded Approx.7 2. 8. then press <0>.9. 4. * The file size. card brand.2 3.1 24.5+6. Guide to Image-recording Quality Settings (Approx. 8. ISO speed. 2 Selectyour reference. 17. the respective For quality’s megapixel count (***M).4 Possible Maximum Shots Burst 570 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 150 110 34 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 6 3 Medium quality JPEG Low quality High quality * Based on Canon’s testing standards with a 4GB card.4 3.5 megapixels) and the image quality.5 24. 72 . 17. and Standard Picture Style. select [Quality]. [Quality] will appear.9 megapixels (18M) File Size (MB) 6. ISO 100.

1. the 7 image has higher image quality. Be careful not to shoot without a card in the camera.5x11. Or.0in.7x21cm/ 1 83. Even with the same number of pixels. For details. 11. see “About 1” and “About 1+73” on the next page.8x12.9in. Since it is only a single-digit indicator 0 . the images will be in the JPEG type commonly used in digital cameras. 73 . What’s the difference between 7 and 8? It indicates a different image quality due to a different compression rate. any number higher than 9 will be displayed only as “9. selecting a 73 higher quality (more pixels) such as 73. but more images can be saved to the card. The number of possible shots displayed is only an estimate.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality FAQ I want to select the image-recording quality matching the paper size for printing. 14.” Note that this number will also be displayed even when no card is installed in the camera.8x3.8x10cm/5. Depending on the shooting conditions. I took more shots than the number of possible shots indicated. it might be fewer than indicated.) 76 86 74 84 1+73 17.7x8.0x5. or 1+73 is recommended. you may be able to take more shots than was indicated.9.) you want to crop the image. When should I use 1? 1 images require processing with your computer. Does the camera display the maximum burst? The maximum burst is displayed in the viewfinder’s right side.3in. If 8 is selected. If A3 (42x29.7in. Other than 1. the image quality will be slightly lower.7cm/7.7cm/16. 83 A4 (29. Refer to the diagram on the left when Paper size choosing the image-recording quality.

The two images are saved to the card simultaneously. 74 . 73 images can be viewed or printed even with a computer which does not have the camera’s provided software.193) settings (Standard/Low/Strong/Disable) are applied to the recorded images. they also offer flexibility for image adjustments possible only with 1. The two images will be saved in the same folder with the same file numbers (file extension . Commercially-available software might not be able to display RAW images. 1 is effective when you want to precisely adjust the image yourself or shoot an important subject.JPG for JPEG and .Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] Although the [7 Custom Functions (C. the images are displayed without noise reduction during image playback (on the LCD monitor and on a TV screen) or direct printing.) You can check the noise reduction effect or print noise-reduced images with Digital Photo Professional (provided software).Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p. About 1+73 1+73 records both a 1 and 73 image with a single shot. (Noise may be noticeable in the images. 1 image 73 image File number 0001 . Although 1 images require software like Digital Photo Professional (provided) so they can be displayed on the computer. Using the provided software is recommended.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality About 1 1 is the raw image data before it is made into 73 or other images. JPG File extension 1. 1+73 and [7 Custom Functions (C. CR2 0001 .CR2 for RAW).

and crisp. picture. you can adjust the skin tone. This is a general-purpose Picture Style suitable for most scenes. and very sharp and crisp images. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <2>. 75 . This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <3>. Effective for impressive landscapes. The image looks softer. [Picture Style] will appear. Picture Style.A Selecting a Picture StyleN By selecting a Picture Style. Effective for close-ups of women or children. R Landscape (C: Vivid blues and greens) For vivid blues and greens. 1 Press the <XA> button. sharp. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely.92). The picture will be taken with the selected Picture Style applied. Picture Style Effects P Standard (C: Standard) The image looks vivid. By changing the [Color tone] (p. you can obtain image effects matching your photographic expression or the subject. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press Picture Style. Q Portrait (C: Smooth skin tones) For nice skin tones. then press <0>.

[Landscape]. a Picture Style file. If you want to later shoot pictures in color. 76 . W User Def. <0> will appear in the viewfinder. When [Monochrome] is selected. make sure the [Monochrome] setting has been canceled. The image is dull and subdued. the black-and-white image cannot be reverted to color. Any User Defined Picture Style which has not been set will have the same settings as the Standard Picture Style. When the subject is captured under a color temperature of 5200K. etc.A Selecting a Picture StyleN S Neutral This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. and adjust it as desired (p. For natural colors and subdued images. U Faithful This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer.. the color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject’s color. V Monochrome (C: Monochrome image) Creates black-and-white images. Other than with 1. 1-3 You can register a basic style such as [Portrait].91).

all the shooting modes can be used in combination with the functions introduced in Chapter 3. All the functions introduced in this chapter can also be used with the <d> (Program AE) mode introduced in Chapter 3. or exposure compensation amount indicates that you can turn the <6> dial to adjust the respective setting. aperture setting. Except for <8>.Advanced Shooting This chapter builds on the previous chapter and introduces more ways to shoot creatively. 77 . 4 c About the Main Dial Pointer The pointer icon <c> displayed together with the shutter speed. The second half of this chapter. starting with “Changing the Metering Mode” explains the methods to adjust the exposure and the Picture Styles. The first half of this chapter explains how to use the <s> <f> <a> <8> modes on the Mode Dial.

Turning the <6> dial to the right sets a faster shutter speed. and turning it to the left sets a slower one. Shutter Speed Display The LCD monitor displays the shutter speed as a fraction. However.5 sec.s: Action Shots You can either freeze the action or create motion blur with the <s> (Shutter-priority AE) mode on the Mode Dial. picture. the desired shutter speed.) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <s>. Frozen action (Fast shutter speed: 1/2000 sec. the picture will be taken at the selected shutter speed.) Blurred motion (Slow shutter speed: 1/30 sec. “0"5” indicates 0. * <s> stands for Time value. 2 SetSee “Shooting Tips” for advice on setting the shutter speed. and “15"” is 15 sec. Also. the viewfinder displays only the denominator. 3 Take theyou focus and press the When shutter button completely. 78 .

to 30 sec. the aperture display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). If you press the shutter button halfway and change the shutter speed while the aperture is displayed. How to blur a flowing river or water fountain. 79 . turn the <6> dial to the left to set a slower shutter speed or increase the ISO speed. to 1/500 sec. the aperture display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure.s: Action Shots Shooting Tips To freeze the action or moving subject. or slower. If the exposure will be too bright. the minimum aperture (highest number) will blink. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a faster shutter speed or decrease the ISO speed. the maximum aperture (smallest number) will blink. If this happens. If you exceed the adjustable aperture range. If this happens. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. the flash output will be set automatically (autoflash exposure) to match the automatically-set aperture. Use a medium shutter speed such as 1/250 sec. To blur a running child or animal giving the impression of fast movement. If you use a telephoto lens. Set the shutter speed so that the aperture display does not blink in the viewfinder. If the exposure will be too dark. Use a fast shutter speed such as 1/4000 sec. The flash sync speed can be set from 1/200 sec. hold it steady to prevent camera shake. Use a slow shutter speed of 1/15 sec. to 1/30 sec. Follow the moving subject through the viewfinder and press the shutter button to take the picture.

Turning the <6> dial to the right will set a higher f-number. and turning it to the left will set a lower f-number. the sharper the picture will look with a wider depth of field. If no lens is attached to the camera. “00” will be displayed for the aperture. picture. Sharp foreground and background (With a high aperture f-number: f/32) Blurred background (With a low aperture f-number: f/5. the desired aperture.f: Changing the Depth of Field To obtain a blurry background or to make everything near and far look sharp. 2 SetThe higher the aperture f-number. Aperture Display The higher the f-number. The picture will be taken with the selected aperture. * <f> stands for Aperture value which is the size of the diaphragm hole inside the lens. the smaller the aperture opening will be. 80 . set the Mode Dial to <f> (Aperture-priority AE) to adjust the depth of field (range of acceptable focus). The apertures displayed will differ depending on the lens. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely.6) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <f>.

the shutter speed display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. the narrower the depth of field.) shutter speed display will blink. the shutter speed can be as long as 30 sec. Since wide-angle lenses have a wide depth of field (range of acceptable focus in front of and behind the point of focus). a telephoto lens has a narrow depth of field. the “30"” (30 sec. 81 . turn the <6> dial to the right to set a higher aperture f-number or decrease the ISO speed. A higher aperture f-number will make the shutter speed slower. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the aperture while the shutter speed is displayed. the “4000” (1/4000 sec. but also the lens and subject distance. you need not set a high aperture f-number to obtain a sharp picture from the foreground to the background. Set the aperture so that the shutter speed display does not blink in the viewfinder. And the closer the subject. If the picture will be too bright.) shutter speed display will blink. If this happens. If you exceed the adjustable shutter speed range. In such cases. The depth of field depends not only on the aperture. the shutter speed display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). If the picture will be too dark. Under low light. If this happens. note that camera shake can occur in low light scenes. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a lower aperture f-number or increase the ISO speed.f: Changing the Depth of Field Shooting Tips When using an aperture with a high f-number. On the other hand. A farther subject will have a wider depth of field. increase the ISO speed and hold the camera steady or use a tripod.

and the background is exposed with a slow shutter speed set automatically. Depth of Field PreviewN Press the depth-of-field preview button to stop down to the lens’s current aperture setting. The shutter speed will be set automatically between 1/200 sec. Using a tripod is recommended. speed in Av mode] to [1: 1/ 200-1/60 sec. In low light. auto] or [2: 1/200 sec. (fixed)] (p. the flash output will be set automatically to match the set aperture (autoflash exposure). the main subject is exposed with the automatic flash. You can then check the depth of field (range of acceptable focus) through the viewfinder.192). keep it steady to prevent camera shake.112). .30 sec. set the [7 Custom Functions (C.f: Changing the Depth of Field Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. 82 .Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. to suit the scene’s brightness. If you are handholding the camera. The depth-of-field effect can be clearly seen on the Live View image as you change the aperture and press the depth-of-field preview button (p. If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be used. Both the subject and background look properly exposed (automatic slow-speed flash sync).

to 1/30 sec. the exposure level mark will move. The exposure level indicator in the viewfinder indicates the exposure level up to ±2 stops from the standard exposure index at the center. Exposure level mark If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. 1 <6> <O> + <6> Set the Mode Dial to <a>. Standard exposure index 3 Set the exposure and take the picture. the image may still look bright even if a darker exposure has been set. While you change the shutter speed and aperture.a: Manual Exposure You can set both the shutter speed and aperture manually as desired. 2 Set the shutter speed and aperture. If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. The flash sync speed can be set within 1/200 sec. 83 . the flash exposure will be set automatically to match the aperture that was set. To set the aperture. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. To set the shutter speed.103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. * <a> stands for Manual. You can decide which exposure level to set. turn the <6> dial. With flash. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. or to bulb.

the image might look a little grainy. Press the button again to stop the bulb exposure. the bulb exposure will start immediately or 2 sec. You can reduce this noise by setting the [7 Custom Functions (C. It can be used to photograph fireworks. p. When you press the remote controller’s transmit button. noise reduction] to [1: Auto] or [2: On] (p. etc. The elapsed exposure time will be displayed on the LCD monitor. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately.Fn)] menu’s [Long exp. For bulb exposures. later.a: Manual Exposure Bulb Exposures In step 2 on the preceding page. using a tripod and Remote Switch (p.193). turn the <6> dial to the left to set <BULB>.204) for bulb exposures. 205) is recommended.204. Since bulb exposures produce more noise than usual. A bulb exposure keeps the shutter open for as long as you hold down the shutter button. 84 .

If the “4000” shutter speed blinks. the subject. Use a tripod to steady the camera. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <8>. the result will be the same as using the <d> mode with flash. This mode sets the depth of field automatically. however. If the “30"” shutter speed blinks. I want to use flash. 85 . Decrease the ISO speed. and the aperture required to attain the necessary depth of field will be set automatically. Increase the ISO speed. Flash can be used. All the AF points will function to detect the subject. 2 Focus the AF points over the subjects Aim and press the shutter button halfway (0). 3 Take the picture. A slow shutter speed has been set. it means that the subject is too bright. but the desired depth of field cannot be obtained. * <8> stands for Auto-Depth of field. All the subjects covered by the AF points flashing in red will be in focus. The shutter speed display in the viewfinder blinks. FAQ The aperture display in the viewfinder blinks.8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE Objects in the foreground and background will be in focus automatically. The desired depth of field will not be obtained. Either use a wide-angle lens or move farther away from the subjects. it means that the subject is too dark. The exposure is correct.

The gray area in the figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. This metering mode is for advanced users. the 2 SetPress metering mode. w Partial metering Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting. The gray area in the left figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. etc. Normally. q Evaluative metering This is an all-around metering mode suited for portraits and even backlit subjects. Under the [2] tab. 1 Select [Metering mode]. 86 . The camera sets the exposure automatically to suit the scene. then press <0>.select the the <U> key to metering mode. e Center-weighted average metering The brightness is metered at the center and then averaged for the entire scene. select [Metering mode]. This metering mode is set automatically in Basic Zone modes.q Changing the Metering ModeN The metering mode measures the subject’s brightness to determine the correct exposure. This metering mode is for advanced users. then press <0>. r Spot metering This is for metering a specific part of the subject or scene. evaluative metering is recommended.

Setting Exposure CompensationN O Setting Exposure Compensation Set exposure compensation if the exposure (without flash) does not come out as desired. Making it brighter: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the right. (Increased exposure) Making it darker: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the left. Increased exposure for a brighter image Decreased exposure for a darker image Dark exposure Brighter with increased exposure If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. comp. If you want to set the exposure compensation beyond ±2 stops. 87 . (Decreased exposure) As shown in the figure. Although you can set the exposure compensation up to ±5 stops in 1/3-stop increments. the exposure compensation indicator in the viewfinder can only display the setting up to ±2 stops. After taking the picture. you should follow the instructions for [2 Exp. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to reset the exposure compensation to zero. This feature can be used in Creative Zone modes (except <a>). the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. the exposure level is displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder./AEB] on page 89.

comp. 3 Set the flash exposure compensation amount. 2 Select [y]. Press the [Flash exposure comp. Select [Flash exp. To make the flash exposure brighter. (Increased exposure) Or to make it darker.149).Setting Exposure CompensationN y Flash Exposure CompensationN Set flash exposure compensation if the flash exposure of the subject does not come out as desired. press the <Q> button (p. You can also set and cancel the flash exposure compensation with the [1 Flash control] menu’s [Built-in flash func. turn the <6> dial to the left. The Quick Control screen will activate (7). The exposure compensation can also be set with the [2 Expo. After taking the picture. setting] option.89).<S> key to select [y*]. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. With the shooting settings displayed. the <y> will appear in the viewfinder. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. 88 . do steps 1 to 3 to return the flash exposure compensation amount to zero. (Decreased exposure) When you press the shutter button halfway.38). 1 Display the Quick Control screen. turn the <6> dial to the right.103) is set to anything other than [Disable].] will be displayed at the bottom./ AEB] menu (p. You can set the flash exposure compensation up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments. comp] (p.

and increased exposure.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN This feature takes exposure compensation a step further by varying the exposure automatically with three shots (±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments) as shown below. The three bracketed shots will be taken in this sequence: Standard exposure. When you press the shutter button halfway. decreased exposure. the AEB amount. then press <0>. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial to set the AEB amount. AEB amount picture. Standard exposure Darker exposure (Decreased exposure) Brighter exposure (Increased exposure) 1 Select [Expo./AEB]. AEB will be applied centering on the exposure compensation amount. Under the [2] tab. If AEB is combined with exposure compensation. comp. 89 ./AEB]. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. the AEB amount will be displayed on the LCD monitor. You can then choose the best exposure. select [Expo. Press the <U> key to set the exposure compensation amount. This is called AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing). comp. Press <0> to set it.

you can take three continuous shots. Press the shutter button three times to take the three bracketed shots. decreased exposure. AEB will be applied. decreased exposure. 90 . If <i> continuous shooting (p. Using AEB with exposure compensation. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. and increased exposure. With the self-timer or wireless remote control (<Q> or <l>). the AEB’s effect might be minimal. Neither flash nor bulb exposures can be used with AEB. Using AEB with <u> single shooting. the number of continuous shots will be three times the number set (p. The three bracketed shots will be exposed in the following sequence: Standard exposure. With <q> set.57).70) has been set and you press the shutter button completely. The AEB setting will be canceled automatically if the power switch is set to <2>. the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously in this sequence: Standard exposure. flash recycling is complete. Centering on the exposure compensation amount.103) menu is set to other than [Disable].3 Auto Exposure BracketingN Canceling AEB Follow steps 1 and 2 to turn off the AEB amount display. etc. and increased exposure. Shooting Tips Using AEB with continuous shooting. Using AEB with the self-timer or wireless remote control.

screen will appear. Picture 2 Select a a Picture Style.A Customizing a Picture StyleN You can customize a Picture Style by adjusting individual parameters like [Sharpness] and [Contrast].key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. select [Picture Style]. Under the [2] tab. Any parameter settings different from the default will be displayed in blue. 3 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. 1 Select [Picture Style]. see page 93. parameter. To customize [Monochrome]. The Picture Style selection screen will reappear. 91 . Press the <M> button to save the adjusted parameters. then press <0>. then press <0>. the 4 SetPress parameter. then press <0>. The Detail set. <B> button. To see the resulting effects. The Picture Style selection screen will appear.then press the Select Style. take test shots.

To make the skin tone less red. Saturation The image’s color saturation can be adjusted. set it toward the minus end. the more diluted the colors will look. set it toward the plus end. set it toward the minus end. set it toward the plus end. The closer it is to F. the softer the image will look. The closer it is to H. Color tone The skin tones can be adjusted. The closer it is to E. The closer it is to G. the redder the skin tone will look.] in step 3. set it toward the plus end. set it toward the minus end. set it toward the F end. The closer it is to G. the bolder the colors will look. The above adjustments will not be applied to the Picture Styles used in the <C> (Creative Auto) mode. The closer it is to H. set it toward the E end. the sharper the image will look.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Parameter Settings and Effects Sharpness Adjusts the sharpness of the image. 92 . Contrast Adjusts the image contrast and the vividness of colors. To decrease the color saturation. the more yellow the skin tone will look. To make it less sharp. To make it sharper. To make the skin tone redder. you can revert the respective Picture Style to its default parameter settings. To increase the contrast. By selecting [Default set. The closer it is to G. the crisper the image will look. To decrease the contrast. The closer it is to H. the blander the image will look. To increase the color saturation.

you can also set [Filter effect] and [Toning effect] in addition to [Sharpness] and [Contrast] explained on the preceding page.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Monochrome Adjustment For Monochrome. The sunset will look more brilliant. lToning Effect By applying a toning effect. Increasing the [Contrast] will make the filter effect more pronounced. Skin tones and lips will look fine. Filter N: None Ye: Yellow Or: Orange R: Red G: Green Sample Effects Normal black-and-white image with no filter effects. Tree leaves will look crisper and brighter. kFilter Effect With a filter effect applied to a monochrome image. The blue sky will look quite dark. It can make the image look more impressive. and the white clouds will look crisper. The blue sky will look slightly darker. The following can be selected: [N:None] [S:Sepia] [B:Blue] [P:Purple] [G:Green]. you can create a monochrome image in that color. 93 . The blue sky will look more natural. Fall leaves will look crisper and brighter. you can make white clouds or green trees stand out more.

[User Def. press With [Picture <0>. 1]. then press <0>. 4 Select the base Pictureselect the Press the <V> key to base Picture Style. adjust its parameters as desired and register it under [User Def. 1 Select [Picture Style]. select the Picture Style here. <B> button. 2].A Registering a Picture StyleN You can select a base Picture Style such as [Portrait] or [Landscape]. then press <0>.*]. You can create Picture Styles whose parameter settings such as for sharpness and contrast are different. The Detail set. The Picture Style selection screen will appear.]. 3 Press <0>. then press the Select [User Def. Style. 94 . or [User Def. 3]. screen will appear. select [Picture Style]. Style] selected. To adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. 2 Select [User Def. Under the [2] tab. You can also adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software.

then press <0>. follow step 2 on page 75 to select [User Def. Press the <M> button to register the new Picture Style. To shoot with the registered Picture Style.A Registering a Picture StyleN parameter. *] settings will revert to the default. all the [User Def. 95 . see “Customizing a Picture Style” on pages 91-93. *]. *].144). The base Picture Style will be indicated on the right of [User Def. The Picture Style selection screen will then reappear. *] and then shoot. If a Picture Style has already been registered under [User Def. then press <0>. the 6 SetPress parameter. changing the base Picture Style in step 4 will nullify the parameter settings of the registered Picture Style. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. *] will be displayed in blue. For details.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. The name of the Picture Style having any modified settings (different from the default) registered under [User Def. 5 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness].

Adobe RGB.0 (Exif 2. Post-processing of the image with software will therefore be required. The image will look very subdued in a sRGB personal computer environment and with printers not compatible with Design rule for Camera File System 2. About Adobe RGB This color space is mainly used for commercial printing and other industrial uses. the color space. The ICC profile is not appended. In Basic Zone modes. then press <0>. the file name will start with “_MG_” (first character is an underscore). select [Color space]. you can set the color space to sRGB or Adobe RGB for captured images. Under the [2] tab. and Design rule for Camera File System 2. 1 Select [Color space]. sRGB is set automatically. See explanations about the ICC profile in the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. With this camera. This setting is not recommended if you do not know about image processing. then [sRGB] press <0>.0 (Exif 2. For normal shooting. 96 . 2 SetSelectdesiredor [Adobe RGB].21). If the image is captured with the color space set to Adobe RGB.21).3 Setting the Color SpaceN The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. sRGB is recommended.

(0) 2 Press the <A>lights in the viewfinder The <A> icon to indicate that the exposure setting is locked (AE lock). * When the lens’ focus mode switch is set to <MF>. AE lock is applied at the center AF point. button.A AE LockN Use AE lock when the area of focus is to be different from the exposure metering area or when you want to take multiple shots at the same exposure setting. Press the <A> button to lock the exposure. 97 . 1 Focus the subject.86) AF Point Selection Method (p. q* wre AE lock is applied at the center AF point. hold down the <A> button and press the shutter button to take another shot. The exposure setting will be displayed.68) Automatic Selection AE lock is applied at the AF point that achieved focus. it locks the current auto exposure setting. AE Lock Effects Metering Mode (p. Press the shutter button halfway. then recompose and take the shot. Manual Selection AE lock is applied at the selected AF point. Each time you press the <A> button. It is effective for backlit subjects. This is called AE lock. 3 Recompose to maintain the AE lock If you want the while taking more shots. and take picture.

This feature can also be used with a Canon EX-series Speedlite. 1 Press the <D> button to pop-up the built-in flash. If the subject is too far away and beyond the effective range of the flash. <A> button. * FE stands for Flash Exposure. “FEL” is displayed for a moment and <d> will light. Press the shutter button halfway and look in the viewfinder to check that the <D> icon is lit. 4 Take the picture. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. 98 . In the viewfinder. a preflash is fired and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. Each time you press the <A> button.A FE LockN FE lock locks the flash exposure setting over the desired area of the subject. Spot metering circle 2 Focus the subject. The flash is fired to take the picture. (8) 3 Press thespot-metering circle over the Aim the subject. then press the <A> button. The flash will fire a preflash and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. the <D> icon will blink. Get closer to the subject and repeat steps 2 to 4.

the <Q> (Auto) setting will obtain the correct white balance. white object should fill the spot metering circle.B: Setting the White BalanceN White balance (WB) is for making the white areas look white. <Q> will be set automatically. 2 Select the white balance. ****K” (K: Kelvin) displayed for the selected white balance <W> <E> <R> <Y> <U> is the respective color temperature. Spot metering circle 99 . You can set any white balance. the Press the <U> key to select desired white balance. Do this procedure under the actual light source to be used. The “Approx. If naturallooking colors cannot be obtained with <Q>. [White appear. <WB> 1 Press thebalance] will button. 1 Photograph a white object. The plain. Focus manually and set the standard exposure for the white object. then press <0>. you can select the white balance to match the light source or set it manually by shooting a white object. Normally. In Basic Zone modes. O Custom White Balance Custom white balance enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy.

then press <0>. Instead of a white object. press the <M> button to exit the menu. 3 Import the white balancecaptured in Select the image that was step 1. select [OK] and the data will be imported. select [Custom Under the [2] White Balance]. On the dialog screen which appears. the data for the registered personal white balance will be erased. data. The personal white balance registered with the provided software will be registered under <O>. it cannot be selected in step 3.76). If the exposure obtained in step 1 is way off. 100 . an 18% gray card (commercially available) can produce a more accurate white balance. If the image was captured while the Picture Style was set to [Monochrome] (p. a correct white balance might not be obtained. Press the <U> key to select <O>. 4 Select the custom white balance. Press the <WB> button. The custom white balance selection screen will appear.B: Setting the White BalanceN White Balance]. 2 Select [Custom tab. then press <0>. If you do step 3. When the menu reappears. then press <0>.

) Sample setting: A2. G1 101 . A is amber. One level of the blue/amber correction is equivalent to 5 mireds of a color temperature conversion filter. 2 SetPress white balance move the “ ” the <S> key to mark to the desired position. During the white balance correction. <2> will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. M is magenta. On the upper right. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. This adjustment will have the same effect as using a commercially-available color temperature conversion filter or color compensating filter. “Shift” indicates the direction and correction amount. and G is green. The WB correction/WB bracketing screen will appear. then press <0>.2 White Balance CorrectionN You can correct the white balance that has been set. (Mired: Measuring unit indicating the density of a color temperature conversion filter. White Balance Correction 1 Select [WB Shift/BKT]. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. select [WB Shift/ BKT]. This is for advanced users who are familiar with using color temperature conversion or color compensating filters. the correction. Under the [2] tab. B is for blue. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels.

Standard white balance. Amber (A) bias. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. On the right. In step 2 for white balance correction. “Bracket” indicates the bracketing direction and correction amount. Standard white balance. 2. Based on the color temperature of the current white balance setting. B/A bias ±3 levels Bracketing Sequence The images will be bracketed in the following sequence: 1. and 3. 2.2 White Balance CorrectionN White Balance Auto Bracketing With just one shot. Blue (B) bias. three images having a different color balance can be recorded simultaneously. “BKT” stands for Bracketing. the card will take longer to record the shot. or 1. the “ ” mark on the screen will change to “ ” (3 points). when you turn the <6> dial. Turning the dial to the right sets the B/ A bracketing. This is called white balance bracketing (WB-BKT). the maximum burst for continuous shooting will be lower and the number of possible shots will also decrease to one-third the normal number. and turning it to the left sets the M/G bracketing. the image will be bracketed with a blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. During WB bracketing. White balance bracketing is possible up to ±3 levels in single-level increments. Set the white balance bracketing amount. Green (G) bias. and 3. Magenta (M) bias. Since three images are recorded for one shot. 102 .

the brightness and contrast can be corrected automatically. If you want a darker exposure. select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. 1 Select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. If a setting other than [Disable] is set and you use exposure compensation.3 Auto Lighting OptimizerN If the image comes out dark or the contrast is low. recorded with the The image will be brightness and contrast corrected if necessary. flash exposure compensation. For RAW images. then press <0>. the setting. the image might still come out bright. or manual exposure to darken the exposure. noise might increase. In Basic Zone modes. [Standard] is set automatically. then press <0>. With JPEG images. 3 Take the picture. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). the correction is done when the image is captured. Under the [2] tab. 2 SetPress correctionkey to select the the <U> desired setting. The default setting is [Standard]. 103 . set this to [Disable] first. Sample of corrected brightness Depending on the shooting conditions.

3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction Due to the lens characteristics. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). If [Correction data not available] is displayed. the correction is done when the image is captured. the 2 SetOn thecorrection setting. Press the <V> key to select [Enable]. For RAW images. Correction enabled Correction disabled 104 . the four corners of the picture might look darker. This is called lens light fall-off or drop in peripheral illumination. see “About the Lens Correction Data” on the next page. The default setting is [Enable]. then press <0>. 3 Take the picture. With JPEG images. screen. recorded with the The image will be corrected peripheral illumination.]. then press <0>. correct. 1 Select [Peripheral illumin. correct.]. select [Peripheral illumin. check that the attached lens’ [Correction data available] is displayed. Under the [1] tab.

25 lenses. With EOS Utility (provided software). The higher the ISO speed. If the lens does not have distance information. the result will be the same as when the correction is set to [Disable]. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual (on the CD-ROM) for EOS Utility. you can check which lenses have their correction data registered in the camera. the peripheral light correction will be applied automatically for any lens whose correction data has been registered in the camera. noise might appear on the image periphery. The correction amount applied will be slightly lower than the maximum correction amount settable with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). even if [Correction data available] is displayed. lens peripheral illumination correction cannot be applied. 105 . For JPEG images already captured. When using a non-Canon lens. the lower the correction amount will be. Depending on shooting conditions. the correction amount will be lower.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction About the Lens Correction Data The camera already contains lens peripheral illumination correction data for approx. setting the correction to [Disable] is recommended. Lens peripheral light correction is applied even when an Extender is attached. If the correction data for the attached lens has not been registered to the camera. For details. if you select [Enable]. You can also register the correction data for unregistered lenses. In step 2.

delay. Shooting Tips Using the self-timer <l> with mirror lockup. 1 Focus the subject. Do not point the camera toward the sun. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. it will go back down automatically. but no picture will be taken. The picture is taken and the mirror goes back down. remote control shooting together with mirror lockup can further prevent camera shake. Pressing the shutter button completely again locks up the mirror again. If you use the self-timer and mirror lockup in combination with a bulb exposure.Fn)] menu’s [Mirror lockup] and setting it to [1: Enable] (p. If 30 seconds elapse after the mirror has locked up. later. With Remote Controller RC-6 set to a 2-sec. single shooting will take effect. The mirror will swing up. the mirror will lockup and the picture will be taken 2 sec. press the transmit button. If you let go of the shutter button during the self-timer countdown. keep pressing the shutter button completely (self-timer delay time + bulb exposure time). When you press the shutter button completely.195). Mirror lockup is enabled by selecting the [7 Custom Functions (C. Remote control shooting. In such cases. then the picture is taken 2 sec.Preventing Camera ShakeN The camera’s mechanical shake caused by the reflex mirror action can blur images taken with a super telephoto lens or close-up (macro) lens. Even if <i> (Continuous shooting) has been set. later. 2 Press the shutter button completely again. there will be a shutter-release sound. mirror lockup is effective. press the shutter button completely. 106 . the mirror locks up. Since you do not touch the camera when the picture is taken.

If you handhold the camera and shoot while viewing the LCD monitor. you can connect the camera to the computer and shoot remotely while viewing the computer screen. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. This is called “Live View shooting. 107 . Using a tripod is recommended.Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) You can shoot while viewing the image on the camera’s LCD monitor.” Live View shooting is effective for still subjects which do not move. 5 About Remote Live View Shooting With EOS Utility (provided software) installed in your computer. For details. camera shake can cause blurred images.

the camera will return to Live View shooting automatically. focus manual focus (p. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. 2 Focus the subject. After the image review ends. with AF or Before shooting. the camera will focus with the current AF mode. picture. When you press the shutter button halfway. 100%.113-120). 3 Take thethe shutter button completely. 108 . Press the <A> button to end the Live View shooting. Press The picture will be taken and the captured image is displayed on the LCD monitor.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor 1 Display the Live View image. The image’s field of view is approx. The Live View image will closely reflect the brightness level of the actual image you capture. Press the <A> button.

Battery Life with Live View Shooting [Approx. Continuous Live View shooting is possible for approx. set [Live View shoot. 109 . 1 hr. Cautions for using Live View shooting are on pages 121-122.] to [Enable].A Shooting with the LCD Monitor To Enable Live View Shooting Under [6 Live View function settings]. 30 min. do not point the lens toward the sun. there will be two shutter sounds. at 23°C/73°F (with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8). The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. but only one shot will be taken. When flash is used. During Live View shooting. number of shots] Temperature At 23°C / 73°F At 0°C / 32°F Shooting Conditions No Flash 200 170 50% Flash Use 180 150 The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8 and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards.

If <g> is blinking. If flash is used or bulb is set. the <g> icon and histogram will be grayed out (for your reference).or bright-light conditions. The histogram might not be properly displayed in low. it indicates that the Live View image brightness is close to what the captured image will look like.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. 110 . AF point (Quick mode) White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Drive mode AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture Flash-ready Histogram AEB FEB Exposure simulation Battery check Highlight tone priority ISO speed Shots remaining Flash exposure compensation Exposure level indicator/ AEB range Magnifying frame When <g> is displayed in white. However. the actual image recorded will reflect the exposure setting. the information display will change. it indicates that the Live View image is not being displayed at the suitable brightness due to low or bright light conditions.

2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the image-recording quality. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. you can also set the white balance. the AF points will also be displayed. drive mode. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. When <f> is selected. The setting of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. 111 . and AF mode. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to Live View shooting are explained here. function and set it. and Auto Lighting Optimizer. 1 Press the <Q> button. In Creative Zone modes. Picture Style.

(camera power remains on). Using <8> will be the same as using <d>. [u Live mode] (p. you can display grid lines. During continuous shooting.204) for Live View shooting. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. p. AF mode You can select [Live mode] (p. [6 Sensor cleaning]. With the AV cable (provided) or HDMI cable (sold separately). [7 Clear settings]. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately.167. The metering mode will be fixed to evaluative metering for Live View shooting. you can still set <M> functions and execute playback <x>.Shooting Function Settings 3 Menu Function Settings The menu options under the [6] tab’s [Live View function settings] menu are explained below. the Live View shooting will be terminated. Even while the Live View image is displayed. you can check the depth of field by pressing the depth-of-field preview button.118). The functions settable in this menu screen only apply during Live View shooting. If the camera is not operated for a prolonged period.113). Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). you can display the Live View image on a TV (p. If [5 Auto power off] is set to [Off]. 169). These functions do not take effect during viewfinder shooting.].114). If you select [y Dust Delete Data]. In Creative Zone modes. the power will turn off automatically as set with [5 Auto power off] (p. or [Quick mode] (p. the exposure set for the first shot will also be applied to subsequent shots. or [7 Firmware Ver. 112 .139). the Live View shooting will stop automatically after 30 min.

AF point 2 Move the AF point. achieving focus may be more difficult than with the Quick mode. To return the AF point to the center. Select the AF mode.120). to move the AF Press the <S> key point to where you want to focus (it cannot go to the edges of the picture). [u Live mode] (face detection.114). press the <L> button. Although AF is possible with the Live View image displayed. p. and focus manually (p. 1 Display the Live View image. and [Quick mode] (p.118). you can press the <Q> button to select the AF mode on the Quick Control screen. Also. Under [6 Live View function settings]. 113 . The AF point < > will appear. Press the <A> button. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. select [AF mode]. If you want to achieve precise focus.Using AF to Focus Selecting the AF Mode The AF modes available are [Live mode]. While the Live View image is displayed. Live Mode: d The image sensor is used to focus. magnify the image. set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. the AF operation will take longer than with the Quick mode.

Have the target person face the camera. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. 1 Display the Live View image. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. human faces are detected and focused. the AF point will turn orange. If focus is not achieved. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. When a face is detected. Press the <A> button. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. picture. u (Face detection) Live Mode: c With the same AF method as the Live mode. <q> will be displayed. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. When focus is achieved. 114 .Using AF to Focus the subject.108). Press the <U> key to move the <q> frame over the target face. If multiple faces are detected. the <p> frame will appear over the face to be focused.

113). The face will then be detected and <p> will be displayed.Using AF to Focus 2 Focus the subject.108). the center AF point < > will be used to focus. the AF point < > will be displayed and AF will be executed at the center. picture. turn the focusing ring to attain rough focus. The <p> focusing frame might cover only part of the face. If a face cannot be detected. too bright or too dark. the <p> will be grayed out. face detection will not be possible. When focus is achieved. the AF mode will switch to the Live mode (p. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. halfway and Press the shutter button the camera will focus the face covered by the <p> frame. 3 Take thethe focus and exposure. If the focus is way off. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. If focus is not achieved. If the lens enables manual focusing even while the lens focus mode switch is set to <f>. the AF point will turn orange. Face detection will not work if the face is very small or large in the picture. or partially hidden. Since AF is not possible with a face detected near the edge of the picture. When you press the <L> button. titled horizontally or diagonally. An object other than a human face might be detected as a face. You can press the <S> key to move the AF point. Press the <L> button again to return to the u (face detection) Live mode. 115 . Then if you press the shutter button halfway.

the screen might flicker and focusing can be difficult. The AF-assist beam will not be emitted. If the light source changes while the Live View image is displayed. Note that the AF speed may differ between the normal and magnified views. the focus might be off. In the u Live mode. if you shoot a peripheral subject and the target subject is slightly out of focus.Using AF to Focus Live Mode and u (Face Detection) Live Mode Notes AF operation Focusing will take slightly longer. If focusing is difficult in the magnified view. aim the center AF point over the subject to focus. pressing the shutter button halfway will focus again. 116 . return to the normal view and autofocus. If this happens. stop the Live View shooting and autofocus under the actual light source first. the image will be magnified at the AF point. In the Live mode or u (face detection) Live mode. then take the picture. pressing the <u> button will not magnify the image. If you press the <u> button in the Live mode. Even when focus has been achieved. The image brightness may change during and after the AF operation. If you autofocus in the Live mode’s normal view and then magnify the image.

Using AF to Focus Shooting conditions which can make focusing difficult: Low-contrast subjects such as the blue sky and solid-color. Night scenes or points of light. Stripes and other patterns where there is contrast only in the horizontal direction. A special effects filter is used. A subject approaching or moving away from the camera. flat surfaces. Extremely small subjects. Under fluorescent lighting or when the image flickers. Soft focus effect is applied with a soft focus lens. 117 . Subjects at the edge of the picture. Autofocusing while the subject is way out of focus. or pattern keeps changing. Under a light source whose brightness. The AF point covers both a near and faraway subject (such as an animal in a cage). Subjects in low light. Subjects which keep moving within the AF point and cannot keep still due to camera shake or subject blur. Subjects strongly reflecting light. color.

The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. and the larger box is the magnifying frame. 118 .Using AF to Focus Quick Mode: f The dedicated AF sensor is used to focus in the One-Shot AF mode (p. the Live View image will be interrupted momentarily during the AF operation. Although you can focus the target area quickly. The small boxes on the screen are the AF points. Press the <U> key to make the AF point selectable.66). Press the <A> button. using the same AF method as with viewfinder shooting. Magnifying frame N 2 Select the AF point.<Q> button. the When you press the Quick Control screen will appear. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. AF point 1 Display the Live View image. Turn the <6> dial to select the AF point.

3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. picture. the beeper will sound and the Live View image will reappear. Take the picture only while the Live View image is displayed. the reflex mirror will go back down. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. The Live View image will turn off. When focus is achieved.Using AF to Focus the subject. and AF will be executed.108). 119 . You cannot take a picture during autofocusing. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. The AF point used to focus will light in red.

After achieving focus.108). Turn the lens focusing ring to focus roughly.Focusing Manually You can magnify the image and focus precisely manually. 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. press the <L> button. Press the <S> key to move the Magnifying frame magnifying frame to the position where you want to focus. Press The part within the magnifying frame will be magnified. While looking at AE lock Magnified area position Magnification turn the lens focusing ring to focus. To return the magnifying frame to the center. the image.the magnified image. 5 Take thethe focus and exposure. picture. then Check press the shutter button to take the picture (p. press the <u> button to return to the normal view. Each time you press the <u> button. 120 . the view will change as follows: 5x 10x Normal view 4 Focus manually. 3 Magnifythe <u> button. 2 Move the magnifying frame.

the <E> icon may appear on the screen. it might throw off the Live View image’s correct brightness momentarily. the Live View shooting will stop automatically. the bright area might appear black on the LCD monitor. You should stop Live View shooting and allow the camera to rest. About the <E> icon If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. the image quality might degrade. If there is a very bright light source in the picture. if you set the [6 LCD brightness] to a bright setting. the Live View image might not reflect the brightness of the captured image. In low light. 121 . stop and resume the Live View shooting under the actual light source to be used. If Live View shooting continues while the <E> warning icon is displayed and the camera’s internal temperature increases.Notes About the Live View Image Under low or bright light conditions. chrominance noise may appear in the Live View image. the image sharpness may look more pronounced than it really is. Wait until the brightness level stabilizes before shooting. If you point the camera in a different direction. the screen might flicker. If the light source within the image changes. If this happens. If you then continue with Live View shooting. However. the actual captured image will correctly show the bright area. such as the sun. When you magnify the image. However. Live View shooting will be disabled until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. the chrominance noise will not be recorded in the captured image.

When you shoot at high ISO speeds.103) menu is set to anything other than [Disable]. Live View shooting in high temperatures and at high ISO speeds may cause noise or irregular colors. etc. Return to the normal view before taking the picture. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. stop Live View shooting temporarily and wait several minutes before shooting. the exposure might not come out as desired.) may appear. During the magnified view. certain Custom Function settings will be disabled (p. Custom Function Notes During Live View shooting. the camera’s internal temperature may increase and it can degrade image quality. 122 . This is to prevent image degradation.Notes About the Shooting Results When you shoot continuously with the Live View function for a long period. If you take the picture during magnified view. Before taking a long exposure. Even if you take the picture during magnified view. dots of light. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. Modeling flash and test flash will not fire if an external Speedlite is used.191). noise (banding. Notes About Lenses and Flash The focus preset feature on super telephoto lenses cannot be used. the image will be captured in the normal view. FE lock is not possible when the built-in flash or an external Speedlite is used. Terminate Live View shooting when not shooting images. the shutter speed and aperture will be displayed in red.

6 Cards which can record movies When shooting movies. And if you playback a movie on a card having a slow reading speed. To check the card’s read/write speed. refer to the card manufacturer’s Web site. If you use a slow-writing card when shooting movies. 123 . About Full HD 1080 Full HD 1080 indicates compatibility with HighDefinition featuring 1080 vertical pixels (scanning lines). The movie recording format will be MOV.Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k> to shoot movies. use a large-capacity SD card rated SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or higher. the movie might not playback properly. the movie might not be recorded properly.

the “o” mark will be displayed on the upper right of the screen. During movie shooting. While the movie is being shot. 124 . The reflex mirror will make a sound. 2 Focus the subject.113-120). Cautions for movie shooting are on pages 135 and 136. the camera will focus with the current AF mode.movie. To stop movie shooting. autofocus Before shooting a or manual focus (p.k Shooting Movies Connecting the camera to a TV set is recommended to playback movies (p. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. press <A> again. to start Press the <A> button shooting a movie. do not point the lens toward the sun. When you press the shutter button halfway. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. Autoexposure Shooting 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>.167. If necessary. also read the Live View shooting cautions on pages 121 and 122. 169). 3 Shooting the movie.

. and aperture are set automatically. The ISO speed. Monaural sound is recorded by the camera’s built-in microphone (p. During movie shooting. This is the exposure setting for taking a still photo.126) on the screen’s bottom left. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. At 0°C/32°F: Approx. press the <S> button. size] setting (p.k Shooting Movies One continuous movie will be recorded as one file. you can set the exposure compensation. AE lock is possible by pressing the <A> button (p. To cancel AE lock during movie shooting. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically.131).97).5mm dia. 1 hr. If you use Movie crop. 40 min. The area enclosed by the semitransparent mask will be the movie image that is recorded. 20 min. the unrecorded image areas will be displayed in black mask. With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. left.) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. the top. 125 . The semitransparent mask size will change depending on the [n Movie rec. shutter speed.16). the total shooting time will be as follows: At 23°C/73°F: Approx. Pressing the shutter button halfway displays the shutter speed and aperture (p. By holding down the <O> button and turning the <6> dial. 1 hr. bottom.16). and right parts of the screen will have a semi-transparent mask.

Battery check Exposure mode L: Autoexposure K: Manual exposure ISO speed Possible shots Exposure compensation amount AF point (Quick mode) Magnifying frame Recording movie If there is no card in the camera.k Shooting Movies About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. Movie shooting remaining time*/ Elapsed time Frame rate White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Movie-recording size AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture * Applies to a single movie clip. When movie shooting starts. 126 . the movie shooting remaining time will change to the elapsed time. the movie shooting remaining time will be displayed in red. the information display will change.

6400 127 . then press <0>. . Using manual exposure to shoot movies is for advanced users.[Movie Under the [o] tab. •8/7 : 1/4000 sec. 2 Select [Movie exposure]. 3 Select [Manual]. The settable shutter speeds depend on the frame rate <9>.1/30 sec. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. The reflex mirror will make a sound. To set the shutter speed. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. then press <0>. <6> <O> + <6> 4 Set the shutter speed and aperture.6400 • Manual ISO setting: ISO 100 . and ISO speed for movie shooting. . the speed. aperture. select exposure]. To set the aperture. • 6 / 5 / 4: 1/4000 sec. Select [Manual]. 5 SetPress ISO<Z> button and use the either <6> or <U> key to select the ISO speed. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial.k Shooting Movies Manual Exposure Shooting You can manually set the shutter speed.1/60 sec. turn the <6> dial. • Auto ISO setting: ISO 100 .

If you shoot a movie under fluorescent lighting. to 1/125 sec. If you playback the movie with “Shooting information display” (p.173). is recommended. The image information (Exif) will record the settings used at the start of the movie shooting. When shooting a movie of a moving subject. a shutter speed of 1/30 sec. shutter speed. AE lock and exposure compensation cannot be set.k Shooting Movies and shoot the movie. you should not zoom while shooting a movie. and aperture will not be displayed. the shooting mode. the less smooth the subject’s movement will look. 6 Focus procedure is the same as steps 2 The and 3 for “Autoexposure Shooting” (p. the correct movie exposure will usually be obtained even if the light level changes. due to the drive of the lens aperture. The faster the shutter speed. With Auto ISO.124). Changing the aperture during movie shooting is not recommended since variations in the exposure. 128 . the movie image might flicker. If you use a lens whose aperture changes while you zoom. will be recorded. With manual exposure shooting. Zooming while shooting a movie may record changes in the exposure.

Displayed when the shutter button is pressed halfway. If you take a still photo during movie shooting. 1 sec. Taking still photos during movie shooting The still photo will record the entire screen including the semitransparent mask. Functions particular to still shooting are shown below. Other functions will be the same as for movie shooting. The card will record the movie and still photo as separate files. The captured still photo will be recorded to the card. the movie will have a still moment lasting approx. Function Image-recording quality Exposure setting AEB Drive mode Flash Settings As set in the [1 Quality] menu. Shutter speed and aperture set automatically (or set manually for manual exposures). and the movie shooting will resume automatically when the Live View image is displayed.k Shooting Movies Shooting Still Photos While shooting a movie. you can also take a still photo by pressing the shutter button completely. Canceled Single shooting (Self-timer not possible) Flash off 129 .

Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. 130 . Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. Picture Style. the AF points will also be displayed. function and set it. movierecording size. image-recording quality (for still photos). When <f> is selected. 1 Press the <Q> button. Auto Lighting Optimizer. The image-recording quality setting will be reflected in all shooting modes. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the white balance.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to movie shooting are explained here. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. The name of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. 3 Menu Function Settings Display the movie menu. and AF mode. The menu options under the [n] and [o] tabs are explained below.

The aspect ratio will be 4:3. Focusing may be difficult if the AF point covers both a near and far subject. etc. China. the AF point is displayed larger than with other recording sizes. Even if the AF mode has been set to [Quick mode]. • Frame rate (fps: frames per second) [8] [6] : For areas where the TV format is NTSC (North America.).). it will switch automatically to [Live mode] during movie shooting. Mexico. [7] [5] : For areas where the TV format is PAL (Europe. The Movie crop image cannot be magnified for focusing. Australia. : HD (High-Definition) recording quality. The 9 (frame rate) displayed on the [Movie rec. [4] : Mainly for motion pictures. • Image size [1920x1080] [1280x720] [640x480] : Full HD (Full High-Definition) recording quality. Noise and dots of light may be more noticeable than in other recording sizes. It will give a telephoto effect of about 7x. This shooting mode is called Movie crop. The aspect ratio will be 4:3. [Crop 640x480] : Standard-definition recording quality. etc. Korea.Shooting Function Settings [n] Menu Movie-recording size You can select the movie’s image size [****x****] and frame rate [9] (frames recorded per second). Also. size] screen switches automatically depending on the [6 Video system] setting. Notes for Movie crop Use a tripod to prevent hand-held camera shake. Russia. : Standard-definition recording quality. in [Live mode]. Japan. Still photos cannot be taken. 131 .

With ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software).000 pixels at [640x480]. 1 megapixel at [1280x720]. However. the movie shooting will stop automatically if the file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie length reaches 29 min. 330 MB/min. 39 min. You can select [Live mode]. 2 megapixels at [1920x1080]. 165 MB/min. 12 min. AF is possible during movie shooting. and approx.Shooting Function Settings Total Movie Recording Time and File Size Per Minute Movie-recording Size 6 [1920x1080] 5 4 [1280x720] [640x480] [Crop 640x480] 8 7 8 7 12 min. Note that continuous focusing of a moving subject is not possible. The still image quality will be as follows: Approx.) The semi-transparent or black mask on the top and bottom or on the left and right will not be recorded. approx. [u Live mode]. AF mode The AF modes will be the same as described on pages 113-119. 1 hr. continuous autofocusing is not possible. (A new movie file starts being recorded. 59 sec. you might momentarily throw the focus way off or change the exposure. press the <A> button. you can extract a still image from the movie. 132 . If you autofocus during movie shooting. or [Quick mode]. To start movie shooting again. Total Recording Time 4GB Card 16GB Card File Size After you start shooting a movie. 49 min. 24 min. 49 min. AF will be executed in Live mode. If the AF mode is [Quick mode]. AF during k When [Enable] is set. 330 MB/min. 300.

Set the shooting timing switch to <2>. Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. • AE/AF. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. While holding down the <w> button. press the <w> button. then press the transmit button. 133 . AE lock is not possible. Convenient when you want to focus and meter at different parts of the picture. still photo shooting will take effect. • AF/AE lock: Normal function. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway for metering. The AF mode setting will also be reflected in Live View shooting.Shooting Function Settings kShutter/AE lock button You can change the function assigned to the AE lock button and to when you press the shutter button halfway. p. • AF/AF lock. Convenient when you do not want to autofocus when taking a still photo during movie shooting. press the <w> button. Press the <w> button for AE lock. For AF. press the shutter button to take a still photo without executing AF.204) to start and stop the movie shooting. • AE lock/AF: Press the shutter button halfway for AE lock. If the switch is set to <o> (immediate shooting). Remote control shooting You can use the Remote Controller RC-6 (sold separately. For AF. AE lock is not possible.

set this option to [Auto].5mm dia. The Auto Lighting Optimizer will also be set automatically to [Disable] and cannot be changed. highlight detail will be improved. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). If [Enable] is set. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone (commercially available) equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. monaural sound will be recorded with the built-in microphone.) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. 134 . The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother.16). Setting [Movie exposure] to [Manual] enables you to manually set the ISO speed.127). shutter speed. kHighlight tone priority This can be set only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. The Grid display and Metering timer settings will also be reflected in Live View shooting.6400. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. The ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . you can display grid lines. and aperture for movie shooting (p.Shooting Function Settings [o] Menu Movie exposure Normally. Sound recording When the sound recording is set to [On].

135 . the indicator will either not appear or the level (if displayed) will hardly go upward. Setting the still images’ recording quality low might improve this problem. If you take still photos during movie shooting. the faster the indicator will climb upward. It indicates how much data has not yet been written to the card (remaining capacity of the internal buffer memory). These functions do not take effect in other shooting modes. the movie shooting might stop. The slower the card. First. Do not connect anything other than an external microphone to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal. the movie recording size and movie shooting remaining time (p. The Image Stabilizer will thereby consume battery power and may shorten the total movie shooting time or decrease the number of possible shots. If you use a card having a slow writing speed. If you use a tripod or if the Image Stabilizer is not necessary. If the card has a fast writing speed.126) will be displayed in red. you can prevent (or reduce) these noises from being recorded. a five-level indicator might appear on the right of the screen during movie shooting. Notes on Movie Shooting Recording and Image Quality If the attached lens has an Image Stabilizer. If you use a commercially-available external microphone. movie shooting Indicator will stop automatically. the Image Stabilizer will operate at all times even if you do not press the shutter button halfway. you should set the IS switch to <2>. If movie shooting is not possible due to insufficient remaining capacity of the card.[2 Shooting 2] Menu The functions settable in this menu screen only apply when the Mode Dial is set to <k>. shoot a few test movies to see if the card can write fast enough. If the indicator becomes full. The camera’s built-in microphone will also pick up camera operation noise.

136 . that part might look momentarily still when you playback the movie. Playback and TV connection If the brightness changes during movie shooting. However. the movie being shot will be displayed at a small size on the TV. If you take still photos while the <E> icon is displayed on the screen. the movie shooting will stop automatically. the sound will be properly recorded. However. turn off the camera. you will not be able to shoot again until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. If the <E> icon is displayed and you keep shooting movies until the camera’s internal temperature rises further. the image quality may be degraded. Turn off the power and let the camera rest for a while. the actual movie will be properly recorded at the movie recording size that was set.Notes on Movie Shooting Camera’s internal temperature increase and image degradation If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. When not shooting. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. 169) and shoot a movie. The image quality of movies is not affected. If you connect the camera to a TV set with an HDMI cable (p.167. the TV will not output any sound during the shooting. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. If this happens.167) and shoot a movie in [1920x1080] or [1280x720].

151) Manual Sensor Cleaning (p.146) Setting the Flash (p.150) Appending Dust Delete Data (p.138) Setting the Image Review Time (p.139) Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness (p.147) Automatic Sensor Cleaning (p.144) Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically (p.138) Setting the Auto Power-off Time (p.153) 7 137 .140) Auto Rotation of Vertical Images (p.Handy Features Silencing the Beeper (p.138) Card Reminder (p.139) File Numbering Methods (p.142) Checking Camera Settings (p.143) Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings (p.146) Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color (p.

3 Card Reminder This prevents shooting if there is no card in the camera. if you operate any camera controls such as pressing the shutter button halfway. select [Image review]. then press <0>. If [Hold] is set. select [Beep]. then press <0>. Select [Disable]. Under the [1] tab. Select the desired review time. If [Off] is set. 138 . “Card” will be displayed in the viewfinder.Handy Features 3 Silencing the Beeper You can prevent the beeper from sounding when focus is achieved or during self-timer operation. 3 Setting the Image Review Time You can set how long the image is displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after capture. and you cannot release the shutter. the image display will end. then press <0>. then press <0>. then press <0>. the image will not be displayed immediately after image capture. the image review will be displayed up until the [Auto power off] time. During the image review. Select [Disable]. select [Release shutter without card]. If there is no card installed and you press the shutter button. Under the [1] tab. then press <0>. Under the [1] tab.

press the <U> key to adjust the brightness. you can wake up the camera by pressing the shutter button halfway or any of the following buttons: <M> <B> <x> etc. then press <0>. With the adjustment screen displayed. then press <0>. press the <B> button. the LCD monitor will turn off automatically. then press <0>. set the LCD monitor brightness to 4 and prevent the ambient light from affecting the reviewed image. You can set this auto power-off time. select [Auto power off]. select [LCD brightness].Handy Features 3 Setting the Auto Power-off Time To save battery power. When checking the exposure of an image. When the camera has turned off due to auto power off. 3 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor to make it easier to read.. If [Off] has been set. Select the desired power-off time. 139 . Under the [6] tab. either turn off the camera yourself or press the <B> button to turn off the shooting settings display to save battery power. To turn on the LCD monitor again. If [Off] has been set and the camera is not used for 30 min. Under the [5] tab. then press <0>. the camera turns off automatically after the set time of idle operation elapses.

File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0052 Next sequential file number 140 . the file numbering continues in sequence up to 9999. [Continuous]: The file numbering continues in sequence even after the card is replaced. select [File numbering]. Select one. The captured images are assigned a sequential file number from 0001 to 9999 and saved in one folder. The available settings are described below. then press <0>. This is convenient when you want to save the images numbered anywhere between 0001 to 9999 from multiple cards into one folder in your computer.Handy Features 3 File Numbering Methods The file number is like the frame number on a roll of film. The file number will appear on a computer in this format: IMG_0001.JPG. you should use a newly-formatted card each time. then press <0>. If you want to use continuous file numbering. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. Even after you replace the card. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. You can change how the file number is assigned. Under the [5] tab.

the file numbering restarts from 0001. The extension will be “. To restart the file numbering from 0001. a new folder is created automatically and the file numbering of images saved to that folder starts from 0001. Each time you replace the card. Movie file names will start with “MVI_”. The LCD monitor will display a message telling you to replace the card. When you reset the file numbering manually. For both JPEG and RAW images. 141 . If the file number in folder No.CR2” for RAW images. the file name will start with “IMG_”. shooting will not be possible even if the card still has storage capacity.Handy Features [Auto reset]: Resets the file numbering to 0001 whenever the card is replaced. MOV” for movies. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. you should use a newly-formatted card. This is convenient if you want to organize images according to cards. 999 reaches 9999. “. the file numbering returns to continuous or auto reset. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0001 File numbering is reset [Manual reset]: To reset the file numbering to 0001 manually or to start from file number 0001 in a new folder. After the manual reset. and “. for example. Replace it with a new card. This is convenient if you want to use different folders for the images taken yesterday and the ones taken today.JPG” for JPEG images.

Under the [5] tab. Select one. Also. On the camera’s LCD monitor. select [Auto rotate]. : The vertical image is not automatically rotated at all. In such a case. then press <0>. The software used is not compatible with image rotation. Use the software provided with the camera instead. The setting of this feature can be changed. [OnPD] : The vertical image is automatically rotated during playback on both the camera’s LCD monitor and on the computer. but the image does not rotate during playback. The available settings are described below. Set [OnPD]. Auto rotate will not work with vertical images captured while [Auto rotate] was set to [Off]. FAQ The vertical image is not rotated during the image review immediately after it is captured.Handy Features 3 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images Vertical images are rotated automatically so they are displayed vertically on the camera’s LCD monitor and computer instead of horizontally. [OnPD] is set. Press the <x> button and the image playback will display the rotated image. I want to rotate an image captured when [OnD] had been set. then playback the image. if the vertical image is taken while the camera is pointed up or down. It will be rotated. then press <0>. the image might not rotate for playback. 142 . see “Rotating the Image” on page 159. The vertical image does not rotate on the computer screen. [OnD] [Off] : The vertical image is automatically rotated only on the computer.

138) Auto power off (p.142) LCD monitor auto off (p. press the <B> button to display the settings.Handy Features B Checking Camera Settings While the menu is displayed.146) Date/Time (p. Settings Display Card remaining capacity Color space (p.139) Sensor cleaning (p.29) Beeper (p.65) Auto rotate display (p.102) Live View shooting (p. Press the <B> button again to return to the menu.96) WB correction (p.150) 143 .101)/ WB bracketing (p. press the <B> button to display the camera’s major function settings. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the shooting settings display. While the menu is displayed.107) Red-eye reduction (p.

This works in the <d> and other Creative Zone modes. 1 Select [Clear settings]. Select [OK].Handy Features 3 Reverting the Camera to the Default SettingsN This is for reverting all the camera’s shooting settings and Custom Functions to the default settings. 144 . then press <0>. select [Clear settings]. select [Clear all camera settings]. 2 Select the the shooting settings to the To revert default. then press <0>. then press <0>. desired setting. Under the [7] tab. 3 Select [OK].Fn)]. (C. select [Clear all Custom Func. To revert the Custom Functions to the default settings. then press <0>. Setting [Clear all camera settings] will reset the camera to the default settings on the next page.

Handy Features Shooting Settings AF mode One-Shot AF AF point selection Automatic selection q (Evaluative Metering mode metering) ISO speed AUTO (Auto) Drive mode u (Single shooting) Exposure Canceled compensation/AEB Flash exposure compensation Custom Functions 0 (Zero) Unchanged Image-recording Settings Quality Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Peripheral illumination correction Color space White balance WB correction WB-BKT File numbering Auto cleaning Dust Delete Data 73 Standard Standard Enable/ Correction data retained sRGB Q (Auto) Canceled Canceled Continuous Enable Erased Camera Settings Auto power off Beep Release shutter without card Image review Histogram Image jump w/6 Auto rotate LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Copyright information 30 sec. Live mode Movie Shooting Settings Movie-recording size 1920x1080 AF mode Live mode Disable AF during k kShutter/ AE lock button Remote control Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority AF/AE lock Disable Auto Off 16 sec. On Disable Eye-Fi transmission Disable My Menu settings Unchanged 145 . Brightness 10 images OnzD Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Live View Shooting Settings Live View shooting Enable Grid display Metering timer AF mode Off 16 sec. Enable Enable 2 sec.

the selected color will be displayed for the shooting settings screen. select [Screen color]. 146 . Select [LCD auto off]. Under the [5] tab. Under the [5] tab. Select the desired color. Select [Disable]. then press <0>.Handy Features 3 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically This prevents the display-off sensor from turning off the shooting settings display automatically when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. 3 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color You can change the background color of the shooting settings screen. select [LCD auto off]. Select [Screen color]. then press <0>. then press <0>. then press <0>. When you exit the menu.

The flash functions will be displayed. [Built-in flash func. [Flash firing] Normally. set this to [Enable]. setting] The [Built-in flash func. Select [Built-in flash func. Under the [1] tab. setting] menus can set the functions listed on the next page. The functions displayed under [External flash func. setting] and [External flash func. both the built-in flash and external Speedlite will not fire. 147 . The [External flash ***] menu options for external Speedlites are applicable only to an attached EX-series Speedlite compatible with the respective functions. The setting procedure is the same as setting a camera menu function.3 Setting the FlashN The built-in flash and external Speedlite settings can be set with the menu. setting] and [External flash func. setting] will vary depending on the Speedlite model. then press <0>. This is useful when you only want to use the flash’s AF-assist beam. The flash control screen will appear. The functions not dimmed can be selected and set. setting] or [External flash func. select [Flash control]. If [Disable] is set. setting]. Select [Flash control].

and [Wireless set. and once immediately before the exposure ends. This is for advanced users. However. two flashes will be fired: Once when you press the shutter button completely. When this is combined with a slow sync speed. setting] and [External flash func. Shutter sync. with shutter speeds faster than 1/30 sec. FEB* Flash exposure compensation E-TTL II Zoom* Wireless setting* – – – k k k k [Built-in flash func. setting] k Page 148 148 – 88 149 – – * Regarding [FEB] (Flash exposure bracketing). set this to [1st curtain] so that the flash fires immediately after the exposure starts. see the Speedlite’s instruction manual. If [2nd curtain] is set. refer to your Speedlite’s instruction manual. you can create a trail of light such as from car headlights at night. If an external Speedlite is attached..3 Setting the FlashN [Built-in flash func. [Manual flash] enables you to set the flash output yourself. 1st curtain sync will automatically take effect. [Zoom]. * For other flash modes. Flash mode With an external Speedlite. For details. refer to the Speedlite’s instruction manual. With 2nd curtain sync. the flash will fire right before the exposure ends. setting] Settable Functions Function Flash mode Shutter sync. Normally. you can also set [Hi-speed]. setting] E-TTL II (Fixed) k k [External flash func. 148 .]. you can select the flash mode to suit your flash shooting. [E-TTL II] is the standard mode of EX-series Speedlites for automatic flash shooting.

3 Setting the FlashN

Flash exposure compensation See “y Flash Exposure Compensation” on page 88. E-TTL II For normal flash exposures, set it to [Evaluative]. If [Average] is set, the flash exposure will be averaged for the entire metered scene as with an external metering flash. Since flash exposure compensation may be necessary depending on the scene, this setting is for advanced users. Clear flash settings On the [External flash func. setting] screen, press the <B> button to display the screen to clear the flash settings. When you select [OK], the settings for the built-in flash and external Speedlite will be cleared.

Setting the External Speedlite Custom Functions

1

Display the Custom Function.
Select [External flash C.Fn setting], then press <0>.

the 2 SetPress Custom Function. press the <U> key, then
<0>. The procedure is the same as setting the camera’s Custom Functions (p.190). To clear all the Custom Function settings, select [Clear ext. flash C.Fn set.] in step 1.

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f Automatic Sensor Cleaning
Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit operates to automatically shake off the dust on the front of the sensor. Normally, you need not pay attention to this operation. However, you can execute the sensor cleaning at anytime as well as disable it.

Cleaning the Sensor Now

1

Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean nowf]. then press Select [Clean nowf],
<0>. Select [OK] on the dialog screen, then press <0>. The screen will indicate that the sensor is being cleaned. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.
For best results, do the sensor cleaning while the camera bottom is placed on a table or other flat surface. Even if you repeat the sensor cleaning, the result will not improve that much. Right after the sensor cleaning is finished, the [Clean nowf] option will remain disabled temporarily.

Disabling Automatic Sensor Cleaning
In step 2, select [Auto cleaningf] and set it to [Disable]. The sensor cleaning will no longer be executed when you set the power switch to <1> or <2>.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN
Normally, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit will eliminate most of the dust that might be visible on captured images. However, in case visible dust still remains, you can append the Dust Delete Data to the image for erasing the dust spots later. The Dust Delete Data is used by Digital Photo Professional (provided software) to erase the dust spots automatically.

Preparation
Get a solid-white object (paper, etc.). Set the lens focal length to 50mm or longer. Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and set the focus to infinity (∞). If the lens has no distance scale, look at the front of the lens and turn the focusing ring clockwise all the way.

Obtain the Dust Delete Data

1

Select [Dust Delete Data].
Under the [y] tab, select [Dust Delete Data], then press <0>.

2 Select [OK]. and press <0>. After Select [OK]
the automatic self-cleaning of the sensor is performed, a message will appear. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN

solid-white object. 3 Photograph a of 20 cm - 30 cm (0.7 ft. At a distance
- 1.0 ft.), fill the viewfinder with a patternless, solid-white object and take a picture. The picture will be taken in the aperture-priority AE mode with an aperture of f/22. Since the image will not be saved, the data can still be obtained even if there is no card in the camera. When the picture is taken, the camera will start obtaining the Dust Delete Data. When the Dust Delete Data is obtained, a message will appear. Select [OK], and the menu will reappear. If the data was not obtained successfully, a message to that effect will appear. Follow the “Preparation” procedure on the preceding page, then select [OK]. Take the picture again.

About the Dust Delete Data
After the Dust Delete Data is obtained, it is appended to all the JPEG and RAW images captured thereafter. Before an important shoot, you should update the Dust Delete Data by obtaining it again. To erase dust spots automatically with the provided software, see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. The Dust Delete Data appended to the image is so small that it hardly affects the image file size.
Be sure to use a solid-white object such as a new sheet of white paper. If the paper has any pattern or design, it may be recognized as dust data and affect the accuracy of the dust deletion with the software.

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Dust which could not be removed by the automatic sensor cleaning can be removed manually with a blower, etc. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the sensor needs to be cleaned directly, having it done by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Before cleaning the sensor, detach the lens from the camera.

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Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean manually].then press Select [Clean manually],
<0>.

3 Select [OK]. then press <0>. Select [OK],
In a moment, the reflex mirror will lockup and the shutter will open.

4 End the cleaning. to <2>. Set the power switch
For the power source, using the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) is recommended. If you use a battery, make sure it is fully recharged. If the battery grip with size-AA/LR6 batteries is attached, manual sensor cleaning will not be possible.

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the shutter will close and the shutter curtains and image sensor might get damaged. If the power is cut off. • Setting the power switch to <2>. Clean the sensor with care. If the power is turned off. Do not insert the blower tip inside the camera beyond the lens mount. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Use a plain blower without any brush attached. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains or reflex mirror might get damaged.3 Manual Sensor CleaningN While cleaning the sensor. • Opening the battery compartment cover. Never use canned air or gas to clean the sensor. If smear that cannot be removed with a blower remains. never do any of the following. • Opening the card slot cover. 154 . The blowing force can damage the sensor or the spray gas can freeze on the sensor. A brush can scratch the sensor.

155 .Image Playback This chapter explains features related to viewing photos and movies. going into more detail than in Chapter 2 “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” which explained the playback procedure. Here you will find explanations about how to playback and erase photos and movies with the camera and viewing them on a TV set. 8 About images taken with another camera: The camera might not be able to properly display images captured with a different camera or edited with a computer or whose file name was changed.

156 .x Searching for Images Quickly H Display Multiple Images on One Screen (Index display) Search for images quickly with the index display showing four or nine images on one screen. display. 4 images and one image displayed. 3 Select the image. Press the <I> button again to switch to the 9-image index display. 2 Switch to the indexbutton. The currently-selected image will be highlighted in a blue frame. Press the <I> The 4-image index display will appear. the last captured image will be displayed. When you press the <x> button. Pressing the <u> button will toggle the display from 9 images. to move the blue Press the <S> key frame to select the image. Turn the <6> dial to see the next screen of index images. Press <0> and the selected image will be displayed as a single image. 1 Playback the image.

2 Browse the <x> button to playback Press the image.x Searching for Images Quickly I Jump through Images (Jump display) With the single image display. you can turn the <6> dial to jump through the images. Turn the <6> dial to display the shooting date. select either one to display only movies or stills. by jumping. To change the jump method. select the desired jump method from [1 image/10 images/100 images/ Date/Movies/Stills]. press the <V> key. The jump display will proceed according to the selected jump method. turn the <6> dial. then press <0>. 157 . Jump method Image location To search images according to the shooting date. the jump method and current image location are indicated. If the card contains both [Movies] and [Stills]. On the single-image display. 1 Select the jump method. On the bottom right. select [Date]. In the [4 Image jump w/6] menu.

u/y Magnified View You can magnify a shot image by 1. A movie cannot be magnified. the image will continue to be magnified until it reaches the maximum magnification. 2 Scroll the <S>the to scroll around the Use key magnified image. the magnification will continue to reduce to the single image display. Magnified view is not possible during the image review immediately after the image is taken. Press the <I> button to reduce the magnification. Magnified area position around image. If you hold down the button.5x to 10x on the LCD monitor. press the <x> button and the single image display will return. The image will be magnified. During image playback. 1 Magnify the image. press the <u> button. To exit the magnified display. You can turn the <6> dial to view another image while the magnification is maintained. If you hold down the <u> button. 158 .

To exit and return to the menu. set the [5 Auto rotate] menu option to [OnzD]. you need not rotate the image as described above. the Each time you press image will rotate clockwise as follows: 90° → 270° → 0° To rotate another image. You can also select an image on the index display. If you have set [5 Auto rotate] to [OnzD] (p. Under the [3] tab. 159 . repeat steps 2 and 3. A movie cannot be rotated. key to select the Press the <U> image to be rotated. press the <M> button.b Rotating the Image You can rotate the displayed image to the desired orientation. then press <0>. If the rotated image is not displayed in the rotated orientation during image playback.142) before taking vertical shots. <0>. select [Rotate]. 1 Select [Rotate]. 3 Rotate the image. 2 Select the image.

If you have a High-Definition TV set and connect your camera with an HDMI cable. the camera cannot be connected with an HDMI cable. You can also playback photos and movies recorded in the card as an automatic slide show. Movies on a card can be played only by devices which can play MOV files. 160 . 169) Use the provided AV cable or an HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) to connect the camera to a TV set. Then you can playback the captured movies and photos on the TV. there are the following three ways to playback the movies you shot. Playback on the Camera’s LCD Monitor (p. you can watch Full HD (Full HighDefinition: 1920x1080) and HD (HighDefinition: 1280x720) movies with higher image quality. Even if the camera is connected to a hard disk recorder with a USB cable.167. A movie edited with a personal computer cannot be rewritten to the card and played back with the camera. Since hard disk recorders do not have an HDMI IN terminal. movies and photos cannot be played nor saved.162-166) You can playback movies on the camera’s LCD monitor and even edit out the first and last scenes. Playback on a TV set (p.k Enjoying Movies Basically.

For smooth movie playback. You can also extract a single frame from a movie and save it as a still photo. be sure it is compatible with MOV files. use a high-performance personal computer. inquire the software maker.k Enjoying Movies Playback and Editing with a Personal Computer (See the PDF file instruction manual for ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser) The movie files recorded in the card can be transferred to a personal computer and played or edited with ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). Regarding the computer hardware requirements for ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser. 161 . For details on commercially-available software. see the PDF file instruction manual. If you want to use commercially-available software to playback or edit the movies.

you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6> dial. press On <0>. <0>. then press <0>.k Playing Movies 1 Playback the image. 3 Pressthe single-image display. With the single-image display. 4 Playback[7] (Play). Select The movie will start playing. For more details on the playback procedure. see the next page. The movie playback panel will appear on the bottom. Press the <x> button to display the image. 162 . movie. Speaker the movie. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press movie. As movies cannot be played on the index display. the perforation on the left edge of the image indicates that it is a movie. press <0> to switch to the single-image display. During the index display. You can pause the movie playback by pressing <0>. During movie playback. the <1s> icon displayed on the upper left indicates that it is a movie.

) 163 . it will rewind the movie. during the movie playback. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. 2 Exit 7 Play 8 Slow motion 5 First frame 3 Previous frame 6 Next frame 4 Last frame X Edit mm’ ss” 9 Volume With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. If you hold down <0>. If you took a still photo while you shot the movie.173). it will fast forward the movie. 1 sec. The slow-motion speed is indicated on the upper right.k Playing Movies Function Playback Description Returns to the single-image display.164). Displays the movie’s first frame. 169) to playback a movie. During the single-image display. adjust the sound volume with the TV set. Each time you press <0>.167. Adjust the slow motion speed by pressing the <U> key. the movie will play frame-byframe. (Turning the <6> dial will not adjust the sound volume. the still photo will be displayed for approx. press the <B> button to switch the shooting information display (p. 30 min. Pressing <0> toggles between play and stop. the continuous playback time at 23°C/73°F will be as follows: Approx. Displays the editing screen (p. Displays the movie’s last frame. a single previous frame is displayed. 2 hr. Playback position Playback time You can adjust the built-in speaker’s (p. Each time you press <0>.162) sound volume by turning the <6> dial. If you hold down <0>.

X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes You can edit out the first and last scenes of a movie in 1-sec. To save it and overwrite the original movie file. increments (position indicated by [X]). 1 On the movie playback screen. The portion highlighted in blue on the top of the screen is what will remain. After deciding which part to edit out. Holding it down will fast forward the frames. 164 . go back to step 2. then press <0>. press <0>. select [New file]. select [Overwrite]. Then press <0>. to Select [7] and press <0> playback the portion highlighted in blue. To save it as a new movie. Press the <U> key to see the previous or next frames. If the card does not have enough room. the exact position where the movie is edited may differ slightly from the position you specified. select [2] and press <0>. More movie editing functions are available with ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser (provided software). To cancel the editing. be edited out. then press <0>. increments. 4 Save the[W]. select [X]. 3 Check the edited movie. movie. 2 Specify the part to(Cut beginning) or Select either [U] [V] (Cut end). Since the editing is done in 1-sec. To change the editing. Select The save screen will appear. [New file] will not be selectable. The editing screen will be displayed.

then press <0>. The [Select date] screen will appear. 1 Select [Slide show]. Still photos and movies taken on the selected shooting date will be played back. If you selected [iDate]. then press <0>. Press the <V> key to select the date. Press the <V> key to select the top menu item. jAll images iDate kMovies zStills 165 . Only the movies in the card will be played back. Item Playback Description All the still photos and movies in the card will be played back. Press the <V> key to select one of the following: [jAll images/iDate/ kMovies/zStills]. Then press <0>.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) You can playback the images in the card as an automatic slide show. select [Slide show]. Only the still photos in the card will be played back. Under the [3] tab. Number of images to be played 2 Select the images to be played back. then press <0>. press the <B> button while <zH> is highlighted.

you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6>. you can press the <B> button to change the still photo display format. auto power off will not take effect. see pages 167. press <0>. and return to To quit the slide show the setting screen. After [Loading image. press the <M> button. During auto playback.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) the time 3 SetPressplay<V>and repeat option. Press <0> again to resume the slide show. To view the slide show on a TV set. For still photos. Press then press <0>..] is displayed. you can press the <U> key to view another image. To pause the slide show.. then press the <M> button. During pause. then press <0>. 4 Start thethe <V> key to select [Start]. 166 . 169. [Display time] [Repeat] slide show. the slide show will start. During movie playback. The display time may vary depending on the image. During pause. the key to select [Set up]. During the slide show. [G] will be displayed on the upper left of the image. 5 Quit the slide show. set the [Display time] and [Repeat] options.

you can change the display format. insert it into the <D> terminal. * Depending on the TV set. By pressing the <B> button. To playback movies. see page 162. turn off the camera and television.) The images will be displayed at the TV’s optimum resolution automatically. 167 . on the TV and switch the 3 Turn video input to select the TV’s connected port. button. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. part of the image displayed might be cut off. HDMI cable to 2 Connect thethe HDMI cable tothe TV set. Viewing on HD (High-Definition) TV Sets The HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) is required. Before connecting or disconnecting the cable between the camera and television. * Adjust the movie’s sound volume with the TV set. Connect the HDMI cable to the camera’s <D> terminal. With the plug’s <dHDMI MINI> logo facing the front of the camera. 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. 1 Connect the HDMI cable to the camera. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen.Viewing the Images on TV You can also view the still photos and movies on a TV set. Connect the TV’s HDMI IN port.

then press <0>. press the remote control’s / button to select an option. 2 Select the remote control to the TV set Point the and press the / button to select the image. 1 Select [Ctrl over HDMI]. * A function enabling you to control multiple HDMI devices with one remote control unit. select [Ctrl over HDMI]. Select [Return] and press the Enter button. then press the Enter button. The menu will appear. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. Under the [4] tab. When you press the camera’s <x> button. 168 . you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. the TV set’s input will automatically switch to the HDMI port connected to the camera. For a slide show. The menu will disappear and you can use the / button to select an image. Doing so may cause a malfunction. The camera’s <q/C> terminal and <D> terminal cannot be used at the same time. For HDMI CEC TV sets When a TV set compatible with HDMI CEC* is connected to the camera with the HDMI cable. When the camera is connected to a TV set. Some TVs might not be able to display the captured images. then press <0>. use the provided AV cable to connect to the TV. Press the / button to select an option. The menu displayed will differ for still photos and movies. In such a case.Viewing the Images on TV Do not connect any other device’s output to the camera’s <D> terminal. Then press the Enter button. Select [Enable]. then press the Enter button. image.

even those compatible with HDMI CEC. see page 162. button. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. Set the proper video system format with the [6 Video system] menu option. Viewing on Non-HD (High-Definition) TV Sets 1 Connect the provided AV cable to the camera. If the video system format does not match the TV’s. Certain TV sets. For details. Images might not be displayed if you use a different cable. In such a case. may not operate properly. TV and 3 Turn on the to selectswitch the TV’s port. and use the camera to control the playback operation. Do not use any AV cable other than the one provided.Viewing the Images on TV Some TV sets require you to first enable the HDMI CEC connection. insert it into the <q/ C> terminal. Connect the AV the TV’s video IN terminal and to the audio IN terminal. see the TV set’s instruction manual. (Red) (White) (Yellow) cable 2 Connect the AV cable toto the TV set. 169 . (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. the images will not be displayed properly.) To playback movies. video input the connected 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. With the plug’s <Canon> logo facing the back of the camera. Connect the AV cable to the camera’s <q/ C> terminal. set the camera’s [4 Ctrl over HDMI] menu option to [Disable].

then press <0>.42). 170 . only the protected images will remain. Once an image is protected. The protect setting screen will appear. If you erase all the images (p. To cancel the image protection. The menu will reappear. If you format the card (p. then press <0>.172). Under the [3] tab.K Protecting Images Protecting an image prevents it from being erased accidentally. select [Protect images]. it cannot be erased by the camera’s erase function. To exit the image protection. you must first cancel the protection. the protected images will also be erased. Image protect icon protect it. press <0> again. When an image is protected. To protect another image. press the <M> button. the <K> icon will appear on the top of the screen. The <K> icon will disappear. 2 Select the image andto select the Press the <U> key image to be protected. This is convenient when you want to erase unnecessary images all at once. repeat step 2. To erase a protected image. 1 Select [Protect images].

Erasing a 1+73 image will erase both the RAW and JPEG images.170) will not be erased. 3 Checkmarking <X> Images to be Erased in a Batch By checkmarking the images to be erased. 171 . Under the [3] tab. 1 Select [Erase images]. To prevent important images from being erased accidentally. you can erase multiple images at one time. 2 Press the <L> button. press <0>. Protected images (p.L Erasing Images You can either select and erase images one by one or erase them in one batch. at the The erase dialog will appear bottom of the screen. Erasing a Single Image 1 Playback the image to be erased. it cannot be recovered. select [Erase images]. protect them. then image displayed will be erased. Make sure you no longer need the image before erasing it. The Select [Erase]. Once an image is erased. then press <0>. 3 Erase the image.

42). all the images in the card will be erased. To return to the single-image display. 172 . 4 Erase the images. To display the three-image display. 3 Select the images to be erased and Select the images press the <V> key. 2 Select [Select and eraseimages]. Select [OK]. press the <I> button. format the card (p. To also erase protected images. To erase other images. When the [3 Erase images] menu is set to [All images on card].L Erasing Images images]. Select [Select and erase then press <0>. The <X> icon will be displayed on the upper left. press the <u> button. The images will be displayed. then press <0>. 3 Erasing All Images in the Card You can also erase all the images in the card. Press the <L> button. to be erased. repeat step 3. The selected images will be erased.

<G> will be displayed. 173 . recording size <A/B/C>. the movie icon <k/ >. any overexposed areas of the image will blink. and frame rate <8/7/6/5/4> will be displayed. The shutter speed and aperture will not be displayed. you can switch the shooting information display. the 73 file size is displayed. * For still photos taken during movie shooting display.File number Histogram (Brightness/RGB) Picture Style and settings ISO speed Highlight tone priority Color space Shooting date and time Image verification data appended * With 1+73 images. recording format <D>. About the Highlight Alert When the shooting information is displayed. Exposure compensation amount Flash exposure compensation amount Aperture Shutter speed/ Recording time Metering mode Shooting mode/ Movie Image-recording quality/ Movie-recording size Playback number/ Total images recorded White balance White balance correction File size Protect Folder number . set the exposure compensation to a negative amount and shoot again. To obtain more image detail in the overexposed areas. * For movie files. The most detailed shooting information is shown below.B Shooting Information Display When you press the <B> button during single-image playback.

The horizontal axis indicates the color’s brightness level (darker on the left and brighter on the right). green. you can see the color’s saturation and gradation condition and white balance inclination. And the more pixels there are toward the right. The gradation in-between will be reproduced. By checking the image and its brightness histogram. The more pixels Normal brightness there are toward the left. And the more pixels there are toward the right. By checking the image’s RGB histogram. you can see the exposure level inclination and the overall gradation. If there are too many pixels on the left. the shadow detail will be lost. and blue). while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each brightness level. the darker and less prominent the color. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each color brightness level. 174 . the respective color information will be lacking. the brighter and denser the color. And if there are too many pixels on the right. The display can be switched with the [4 Histogram] menu. Sample Histograms [Brightness] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of the image’s brightness level. The horizontal axis indicates the brightness level Dark image (darker on the left and brighter on the right). Bright image And if there are too many pixels on the right. the color will be too saturated with no detail. The RGB histogram display is for checking the color saturation and gradation. The more pixels there are toward the left. [RGB] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of each primary color’s brightness level in the image (RGB or red. the brighter the image. the highlight detail will be lost. the darker the image. If there are too many pixels on the left.B Shooting Information Display About the Histogram The brightness histogram display shows the exposure level distribution and overall brightness.

quantity to print.185) DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) enables you to print images recorded in the card according to your printing instructions such as the image selection. Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) (p. You can print multiple images in one batch or give the print order to a photofinisher. The camera is compatible with “wPictBridge” which is the standard for direct printing.Printing Images Printing (p. 9 175 . etc.176) You can connect the camera directly to a printer and print out the images in the card.

5 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. When connecting the cable plug to the camera’s <q/C> terminal. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. Some printers may make a beeping sound. 176 . see the printer’s instruction manual. To connect to the printer. Use the interface cable provided with the camera. 3 Connecting the camera to a printer. the cable plug’s <D> icon must face the front side of the camera. 2 SetFor details. Connecting the Camera to a Printer 1 Set the camera’s power switch to <2>.Preparing to Print The direct printing procedure is done entirely with the camera while you look at the LCD monitor. up the printer. 4 Turn on the printer.

2. make sure it is fully charged. If there is a long beeping sound in step 5. The error message will be displayed on the LCD monitor (p. 3. printing up to approx. and the <w> icon will appear on the upper left to indicate that the camera is connected to a printer. Do not use any interface cable other than the one provided.184). For direct printing. 177 . Press the <x> button to playback the image. The camera cannot be used with printers compatible only with CP Direct or Bubble Jet Direct. 6 Playback thex> button. To find out what’s wrong. 4 hours is possible. Press <0>. it indicates a problem with the printer. If you use a battery pack to power the camera. using AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) to power the camera is recommended. Press the < The image will appear.Preparing to Print wPictBridge image. Movies cannot be printed. select [Print]. do the following: 1. Before disconnecting the cable. Hold the plug (not the cord) to pull out the cable. With a fully-charged battery. first turn off the camera and printer. On the print setting screen.

Printer-connected icon 1 Select the image to be printed. For details. 178 . The paper size. type. Sets the trimming (cropping) (p.then press Select [Paper settings]. type. Sets the paper size.wPrinting The screen display and setting options will differ depending on the printer. 3 Select [Paper settings]. Starts the printing. Some settings might not be available. and layout.setting screen will appear. The Print setting screen Sets the printing effects (p.180). Sets the date or file number imprinting to on or off.183). * Depending on the printer. Press the <U> key to select the image to be printed. <0>. certain settings such as the date and file number imprinting and trimming might not be available. Returns to the screen in step 1. The paper settings screen will appear. see the printer’s instruction manual. and layout you have set are displayed. Check that the <w> icon is displayed on the upper left of the LCD monitor. Sets the quantity to be printed. 0 2 Press <print>.

exposure compensation amount.185) will be printed. The paper type screen will appear. aperture. The print will have no borders. The shooting information* will be imprinted on the border on 9x13cm and larger prints. If your printer cannot print borderless prints. the camera name. then press <0>. On A4 or Letter size paper. lens name.. 8. USetting the Page Layout Select the page layout. Bordered Borderless Borderedc xx-up 20-upc 35-upp Default The print will have white borders along the edges. then press <0>. or 20 images on one sheet. The page layout screen will appear. When using a Canon printer and Canon paper. white balance. shutter speed.wPrinting QSetting the Paper Size Select the size of the paper loaded in the printer. shooting mode. 9. 4. read the printer’s instruction manual to check what paper types can be used. Option to print 2. will be imprinted. then press <0>. The page layout will vary depending on the printer model or its settings. YSetting the Paper Type Select the type of the paper loaded in the printer. * From the Exif data. the print will have borders. 20 or 35 thumbnails of the images ordered through DPOF (p. The print setting screen will reappear. 179 . ISO speed. etc. • [20-upc] will have the shooting information* imprinted. 16.

need not set necessary. zNatural M EDefault The printing characteristics are the same as the “Natural” setting. If you any printing effects. Prints the image in the actual colors and contrast. * When you change the printing effects. you can also adjust the printing effect (p. The image’s Exif data is used to make automatic corrections. The image will be printed with higher saturation to produce more vivid blues and greens. bluish blacks. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. see the printer’s instruction manual. 180 . However.wPrinting the 4 SetSet asprinting effects. this setting enables finer printing adjustments than with “Natural. No automatic correction will be applied. This also applies to [Brightness] and [Adjust levels] on page 182. For details. go to step 5.” The printing will differ depending on the printer. Prints in black-and-white with true blacks. then press <0>. The image noise is reduced before printing. Prints in black-and-white with cool. yellowish blacks. it is reflected in the image displayed on the upper left. Select the desired printing effect. Printing Effect EOn EOff EVIVID ENR 0 B/W 0 Cool tone Description The image will be printed according to the printer’s standard colors. If the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. No zNatural automatic color adjustments are applied. Select the option on the upper right (circled in the screenshot). 0 Warm tone Prints in black-and-white with warm. Note that the printed image might look slightly different from the displayed image which is only an approximation.182). then press <0>.

the number of copies will always be 1.183) will not be applied.183) has been applied. The [Default] setting for printing effects and other options are the printer’s own default settings as set by the printer’s manufacturer. then press <0>. Set as desired. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. then press <0>. then press <0>. necessary. the 6 SetSet asnumber of copies. Depending on the image’s file size and image-recording quality. it may take longer to print the image.wPrinting 5 Set the date and file number imprinting. Select <R>. Select <I>. To stop the printing. any trimming (p. With Easy printing. 181 . 7 Start printing. you can print another image using the same settings. Set as necessary. press <0> while [Stop] is displayed.144). Select [Print]. then press <0>. With Easy printing.) Also. See the printer’s instruction manual to find out what the [Default] settings are. then press <0>. Just select the image and press the <l> button. then select [OK]. If image tilt correction (p. it may take some time for the printing to start after you select [Print]. Set the number of copies. all the settings will revert to the default. (You cannot set the number of copies.

If you select [Clear all]. use the <S> keys.255). M is magenta. you can change the histogram’s distribution and adjust the image’s brightness and contrast. Red-eye corr. you can adjust the [Contrast]. When [On] is set. When [On] is set. You can then adjust the printing effect.] effects will not show on the screen.127) or highlight level (128 . press the <B> button to change the position of the <h>. and [Color balance]. Adjust levels When you select [Manual]. When you select [Detail set. 182 . all the printing effect settings will be reverted to the default. B is for blue. kBrightener Effective in backlit conditions which can make the subject’s face look dark. What can be adjusted or what is displayed will depend on the selection made in step 4. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. With the Adjust levels screen displayed. When the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. select the printing effect. Press the <U> key to freely adjust the shadow level (0 . and G is green.wPrinting e Adjustment of Printing Effects In step 4 on page 180. Effective in flash images where the subject has red eye. A is amber. Brightness The image brightness can be adjusted. [Color tone]. the face will be brightened for printing. To adjust the [Color balance]. press the <B> button.]. The [kBrightener] and [Red-eye corr. the red eye will be corrected for printing. [Saturation].

select [Trimming]. 183 . This enables you to create a vertical-oriented print from a horizontal image. Do the trimming right before printing. Image tilt correction By turning the <6> dial. and aspect ratio. Moving the trimming frame Press the <S> key to move the frame over the image vertically or horizontally. the size of the trimming frame will change. The trimming frame’s aspect ratio can be changed with [Paper settings]. 2 Set the trimming frame size. you may have to set the trimming again. the trimming frame will toggle between the vertical and horizontal orientations. Rotating the frame Each time you press the <B> button. Move the trimming frame until it covers the desired image area. You can check the trimmed image area on the upper left of the print setting screen. 3 Press <0> to exit the trimming.5-degree increments. 1 On the print setting screen. The print setting screen will reappear. position. When you adjust the image tilt. Changing the trimming frame size When you press the <u> or <I> button. The smaller the trimming frame. you can adjust the image tilt angle up to ±10 degrees in 0. the larger the image magnification will be for printing.wPrinting Trimming the Image Tilt correction You can crop the image and print only the trimmed portion as if the image was recomposed. the <O> icon on the screen will turn blue. The image area within the trimming frame will be printed. If you set the trimming and then set the print settings.

Ink Error Check the printer’s ink level. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. Press <0> to stop printing. File Error The selected image cannot be printed via PictBridge.wPrinting Depending on the printer. Handling Printer Errors If you resolve a printer error (no ink. Error Messages If a problem occurs during printing. Paper Error Check whether the paper is properly loaded in the printer. the trimmed image area might not be printed as you specified. After fixing the problem. see the printer’s instruction manual. an error message will appear on the camera’s LCD monitor. For details on resuming the printing. etc.) and select [Continue] to resume printing but it does not resume. no paper. 184 . The smaller you make the trimming frame. Images taken with a different camera or images edited with a computer might not be printable. resume printing. While trimming the image. and check the waste ink tank. For details on how to fix a printing problem. the trimming frame might not be displayed accurately. look at the camera’s LCD monitor. the grainier the picture will look on the print. If you look at the image on a TV screen. operate the buttons on the printer to resume printing. Hardware Error Check for any printer problems other than paper and ink problems.

then press <0>. imprinting. The print settings will be applied to all print-ordered images. and [File No. 2 Select [Set up]. [Print type] [Date] [File No. then press <0>. Select [Set up]. (They cannot be set individually for each image.) Setting the Printing Options 1 Select [Print order].] 185 .W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) You can set the print type. Select the desired setting. then press <0>. then press <0>. Select the option to be set. the option as desired. date imprinting. and file No. select [Print order]. Under the [3] tab. [Date].]. 3 SetSet the [Print type].

] cannot be set to [On] at the same time. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. When printing with DPOF. The print order may not work or may be overwritten. depending on the image type. Certain DPOF-compatible printers and photofinishers might not be able to print the images as you specified. If this happens with your printer. the date or file No. Prints both the standard and index prints. the print order may not be possible. Also. select [Sel.] are set to [On]. Next. might not be imprinted depending on the print type setting and printer model.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print type K L K L Standard Prints one image on one sheet. Even if [Date] and [File No. Or check with your photofinisher about compatibility when ordering prints. both the [Date] and [File No. Index Both Multiple thumbnail images are printed on one sheet.Image] or [All image] to order the images to be printed. With [Index] prints. Do not insert into the camera a card whose print order was set by a different camera and then try to specify a print order. [On] imprints the file No. 186 . The print order screen will reappear. Date File number On Off On Off [On] imprints the recorded date on the print. It will not work if you just extract images from the card and try to print them. Press the <7> button. on the print. 4 Exit the setting. RAW images and movies cannot be print ordered. you must use the card whose print order specifications have been set.

If you select [Clear all on card]. all the images might not be printed. RAW images and movies will not be included in the print order. [Index] Press the <V> key to checkmark the box <X> and the image will be included in the index print. When using a PictBridge printer. If you specify more than this.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print Ordering Sel. 187 . To display the three-image display. press the <I> button. one copy of all the images in the card will be set for printing. [Standard] [Both] Press the <V> key to set the number of copies to be printed for the displayed image. press the <M> button to save the print order to the card.Image Select and order images one by one. After completing the print order. the print order will be cleared for all the images in the card. Quantity Total images selected Check mark Index icon All image If you select [Mark all on card]. To return to the single-image display. print no more than 400 images for one print order. press the <u> button. Even if you select “All image”.

W Direct Printing with DPOF With a PictBridge printer. (p. you changed the print order or deleted print-ordered images. Follow the “Connecting the Camera to a Printer” procedure up to step 5. 1 Prepare to print. [Print] will be displayed only if the camera is connected to the printer and printing is possible. 188 . the card’s remaining capacity was low. 4 Set the [Paper settings]. Before printing. Under [Adjust levels]. select [Resume]. See page 176.178) Set the printing effects (p. If a problem occurs during printing. 5 Select [OK]. certain printers might imprint the date on the border. Note that printing will not resume if you stop the printing and any of the following occurs: • Before resuming the printing.180) if necessary. you can easily print images with DPOF. be sure to set the paper size. • When you paused the printing. If you stopped the printing and want to resume printing the remaining images. 2 Under the [3] tab. [Manual] cannot be selected. • When you set the index. the date might look light if it is imprinted on a bright background or on the border. see page 184. Certain printers cannot imprint the file No. you changed the paper setting before resuming the printing. Depending on the printer. select [Print order]. 3 Select [Print]. If [Bordered] is set.

You can do it with Custom Functions. Zo ne 10 Cre at iv e 189 . Custom Functions can be set and used only in Creative Zone modes.Customizing the Camera You can customize various camera features to suit your picture-taking preferences.

select [Clear all Custom Func. At the bottom of the screen. Clearing All Custom Functions On the [7 Clear settings] menu. 4 Exit the the <M> button. Press The screen for step 1 will reappear. setting.144). Press to select the setting (number). Custom Function No. Press the <U> the Custom Function No.Fn)] to clear all the Custom Function settings (p.Fn)]. (C.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN 1 Select [Custom Functions (C. Function 2 Select the Customkey to select No.Fn)]. the setting 3 Change the <V> keyas desired. Under the [7] tab. the current Custom Function settings are indicated below the respective function numbers. 190 . Repeat steps 2 and 3 if you want to set other Custom Functions.. select [Custom Functions (C. then press <0>. then press <0>. then press <0>.

Fn III: Autofocus/Drive 7 8 AF-assist beam firing Mirror lockup p.195 k C.197 k k k The shaded Custom Functions do not work during Live View (LV) shooting. C.193 p.194 k k k C.192 A LV shooting k k k * The C. (Settings are disabled.196 p.Fn I: Exposure 1 2 3 Exposure level increments ISO expansion Flash sync.Fn I -1 setting will also be applied to movie shooting.Fn IV: Operation/Others 9 10 11 12 Shutter/AE lock button Assign SET button LCD display when power ON Add image verification data p.Fn II: Image 4 5 6 Long exposure noise reduction High ISO speed noise reduction Highlight tone priority p.) 191 . speed in Av mode p.194 p.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN Custom Functions C.195 p.

3 Custom Function SettingsN
Custom Functions are organized into four groups based on the function type: C.Fn I: Exposure, C.Fn II: Image, C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive, C.Fn IV: Operation/Others.

C.Fn I: Exposure
C.Fn-1 Exposure level increments

0: 1/3-stop 1: 1/2-stop Sets 1/2-stop increments for the shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, AEB, flash exposure compensation, etc. Effective when you prefer to control the exposure in less fine increments than 1/3-stop increments.
The exposure level will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor as shown below.

C.Fn-2

ISO expansion

0: Off 1: On For the ISO speed, “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) will be selectable.

C.Fn-3

Flash sync. speed in Av (Aperture-priority AE) mode

0: Auto The flash sync speed is set automatically within a range of 1/200 sec. to 30 sec. to suit the scene’s brightness. 1: 1/200-1/60 sec. auto When flash is used with aperture-priority AE (f), this prevents a slow flash-sync speed from being set automatically in low-light conditions. It is effective for preventing subject blur and camera shake. However, while the subject will be properly exposed with the flash, the background will come out dark. 2: 1/200 sec. (fixed) The flash-sync speed is fixed to 1/200 sec. This more effectively prevents subject blur and camera shake than with setting 1. However, the background may come out darker than with setting 1.

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When 1 or 2 is set, high-speed sync cannot be used with an external Speedlite.

C.Fn II: Image
C.Fn-4 Long exposure noise reduction

0: Off 1: Auto For 1 sec. or longer exposures, noise reduction is performed automatically if noise typical of long exposures is detected. This [Auto] setting is effective in most cases. 2: On Noise reduction is performed for all exposures of 1 sec. or longer. The [On] setting may be effective for noise that cannot be detected or reduced with the [Auto] setting.
With setting 1 and 2, after the picture is taken, the noise reduction process may take the same amount of time as the exposure. You cannot take another picture until the noise reduction process is completed. At ISO 1600 and higher, noise might be more pronounced with setting 2 than with setting 0 or 1. With setting 2, if a long exposure is shot during Live View display, “BUSY” will be displayed during the noise reduction process. The Live View display will not appear until the noise reduction is completed. (You cannot take another picture.)

C.Fn-5

High ISO speed noise reduction

Reduces the noise generated in the image. Although noise reduction is applied at all ISO speeds, it is particularly effective at high ISO speeds. At low ISO speeds, the noise in the shadow areas is further reduced. Change the setting to suit the noise level. 0: Standard 1: Low 2: Strong 3: Disable
With setting 2, the maximum burst for continuous shooting will greatly decrease.

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C.Fn-6

Highlight tone priority

0: Disable 1: Enable Improves the highlight detail. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother.
With setting 1, the [Disable] setting automatically takes effect for the Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) and it cannot be changed. With setting 1, noise may become slightly more pronounced than usual. With setting 1, the settable ISO speed range will be 200 - 6400. Also, the <A> icon will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder when highlight tone priority is enabled.

C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive
C.Fn-7 AF-assist beam firing

The AF-assist beam can be emitted by the camera’s built-in flash or by an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite. 0: Enable 1: Disable The AF-assist beam is not emitted. 2: Enable external flash only If an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached, it will emit the AFassist beam when necessary. The camera’s built-in flash will not fire the AF-assist beam. 3: IR AF assist beam only Among EOS-dedicated Speedlites, only those which have an infrared AF-assist beam will be able to emit the beam. This prevents any Speedlite which uses a series of small flashes (like the built-in flash) from firing the AF-assist beam.
If the external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite’s [AF-assist beam firing] Custom Function is set to [Disabled], the Speedlite will not emit the AF-assist beam even if the camera’s C.Fn-7-0/2/3 is set.

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C.Fn-8

Mirror lockup

0: Disable 1: Enable Prevents camera vibrations caused by the reflex mirror action which can disturb shooting with super telephoto lenses or close-up (macro) shooting. See page 106 for the mirror lockup procedure.

C.Fn IV: Operation/Others
C.Fn-9 Shutter/AE lock button

0: AF/AE lock 1: AE lock/AF Convenient when you want to focus and meter separately. Press the <A> button to autofocus, and press the shutter button halfway to apply AE lock. 2: AF/AF lock, no AE lock In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to stop the AF operation momentarily. This prevents the AF from being thrown off by any obstacle passing between the camera and subject. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. 3: AE/AF, no AE lock This is useful for subjects which keep moving and stopping repeatedly. In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to start or stop the AI Servo AF operation. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. Thus, the optimum focusing and exposure will always be achieved as you wait for the decisive moment.
When 1 or 3 is set, pressing the Remote Switch (p.205) halfway will not work.

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C.Fn-10

Assign SET button

You can assign a frequently-used function to <0>. Press <0> when the camera is shooting-ready. 0: Normal (disabled) 1: Image quality Press <0> to display the image-recording quality setting screen on the LCD monitor. Press the <S> key to select the image-recording quality, then press <0>. 2: Flash exposure compensation When you press <0>, the flash exposure compensation setting screen will appear. 3: LCD monitor On/Off Assigns the same function as the <B> button. 4: Menu display Assigns the same function as the <M> button. 5: ISO speed Assigns the same function as the <Z> button.

C.Fn-11

LCD display when power ON

0: Display on When the power switch is turned on, the shooting settings will be displayed (p.44). 1: Previous display status If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was off, the shooting settings will not be displayed when you turn on the camera again. This helps to save battery power. The menu screens and image playback will still be displayed when used. If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was on, the shooting settings will be displayed when you turn on the camera again.

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2 Select [Register to My Menu]. About My Menu settings Sort You can change the order of the registered items in My Menu. On the confirmation dialog. then press <0>. [Delete item/items] deletes one item at a time. then Select press <0>. To return to the screen in step 2. and [Delete all items] deletes all items. Menu]. then press <0>. With [z] displayed. press the <M> button.3 Registering My MenuN Under the My Menu tab. 3 Registerthe item to be registered. press the <V> key to change the order. select [My Menu settings]. You can register up to six items in My Menu. Under the [9] tab. Select [Sort] and select the item whose order you want to change. 198 . the [9] tab will be displayed first when you display the menu screen. select [OK] and press <0> to register the item. 1 Select [My Menu settings]. Delete item/items and Delete all items You can delete any of the registered items. then Select [Register to My press <0>. the desired items. Display from My Menu When [Enable] is set. you can register up to six menu options and Custom Functions whose settings you change frequently. Then press <0>.

] to check the copyright information currently set. 199 . option. Select [Delete copyright information] to delete the copyright information currently set. 3 Enter text.3 Setting Copyright InformationN When you set the copyright information. 4 Exit theentering the text. Select [Display copyright info. then press <0>. 2 Select the desiredkey to select either Press the <V> [Enter author’s name] or [Enter copyright details]. then press <0>. select [Copyright information]. it will be appended to the image as Exif information. Enter up to 63 alphanumeric characters and symbols. Under the [7] tab. press the After <M> button to exit. setting. 1 Select [Copyright information].“Text Entry Procedure” on Refer to the next page and enter the copyright information. The text entry screen will appear.

You can also enter the copyright information with EOS Utility (provided software). press the <M> button to return to the screen in step 2. Entering text In the bottom area. Exiting After completing the text entry. 200 .3 Setting Copyright InformationN Text Entry Procedure Changing the entry area Press the <Q> button to toggle between the top and bottom entry areas. Canceling the text entry To cancel the text entry. press the <B> button to return to the screen in step 2. Moving the cursor Press the <U> key to move the cursor. then press <0> to enter it. Deleting a character Press the <L> button to delete a character. press the <S> key to select a character.

etc. 11 201 . system accessories.Reference This chapter provides reference information for camera features. The back of this chapter also has an index to make it easier to look up needed information.

48). 202 .) Repetitive patterns (Example: Skyscraper windows. AF will not be possible (except Live mode/u Live mode AF). see the Extender’s instruction manual. If an Extender (sold separately) is attached and the maximum aperture of the lens is f/5. solid-color walls.) Near and far subjects covered by an AF point (Example: Animal in a cage.) In such cases. etc.6 or smaller (larger f/number). do one of the following: (1) With One-Shot AF. etc. computer keyboards. For details. (2) Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and focus manually. For situations where AF can fail to achieve focus with Live mode/u Live mode AF. focus an object at the same distance as the subject and lock the focus before recomposing (p. etc.When Autofocus Fails Autofocus can fail to achieve focus (the focus confirmation light <o> blinks) with certain subjects such as the following: Subjects difficult to focus Very low-contrast subjects (Example: Blue sky. etc.) Subjects in very low light Extremely backlit or reflective subjects (Example: Car with a highly reflective body. see page 117.

Using a Household Power Outlet With the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately). the DC Open the cover and insert Coupler until it locks in place. unplug the power plug from the power outlet. 1 Connect the power cord. you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery level.the DC Connect the cord’s plug to Coupler. Do not connect or disconnect the power cord while the camera’s power switch is set to <1>. 203 . 3 Insert the DC Coupler. 4 Push in the DC cord hole cover and Open install the cord as shown. After using the camera. 2 Connect the DC Coupler. the DC cord. Connect the power cord as shown in the illustration. Close the cover.

Camera misoperation may occur near certain types of fluorescent lights. Point the remote controller toward the camera’s remote control sensor and press the transmit button. the self-timer lamp will light and the picture will be taken. When focus is achieved. During wireless remote control.4 feet from the camera. You can either shoot immediately or use a 2-sec.Remote Control Shooting Remote Controller RC-6 (Sold separately) This remote controller enables you to take pictures wirelessly up to about 5 meters/16. try to keep the camera away from fluorescent light sources. delay. 204 .71). The camera will autofocus. Remote control sensor Set the self-timer to <Q> (p. The remote controller RC-1/RC-5 (sold separately) can also be used.

During Live View shooting and movie shooting. 2 Attach the eyepiece cover down into Slide the the eyepiece groove to attach it. To prevent this.23) attached to the camera strap. eyepiece cover. attaching the eyepiece cover is unnecessary.0 feet cord and enables you to press the shutter button halfway or completely. 205 . Push the bottom of the eyecup upward. 1 Remove the eyecup. light entering the eyepiece can throw off the exposure.Remote Control Shooting Remote Switch RS-60E3 (Sold separately) This remote switch has a 60 cm/2. Using the Eyepiece Cover If you take a picture without looking at the viewfinder. use the eyepiece cover (p. It connects to the camera’s remote control terminal.

the flash exposure compensation icon displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor will change from y to . If the flash metering mode is set to TTL autoflash with the Speedlite’s Custom Function. it is like a high-output flash attached externally in place of the built-in flash.] to be set. (Certain EX-series Speedlites also enable [Shutter sync. For detailed instructions. comp] and [E-TTL II meter.External Speedlites EOS-dedicated. only [Flash exp. This camera is a Type-A camera that can use all the features of EX-series Speedlites. 206 . setting]. see the EX-series Speedlite’s instruction manual. When an EX-series Speedlite (sold separately) is attached to the camera.] can be set for [External flash func. almost all the autoflash control is done by the camera. the flash will fire at full output only. Shoe-mount Speedlites Macro Lites With an EX-series Speedlite not compatible with flash function settings (p. In other words.) If flash exposure compensation is set with the external Speedlite.147). EX-series Speedlites Basically operates like a built-in flash for easy operation.

Be sure to test the flash unit beforehand to make sure it synchronizes properly with the camera. If the camera is used with a flash unit or flash accessory dedicated to another camera brand. When using a Speedlite which has manual flash mode. 207 . non-Canon flash units at 1/200 sec. shoot in the manual flash mode. the flash can be fired at full output only. It might not fire. Cautions for Live View shooting A non-Canon flash will not fire during Live View shooting. Set the camera’s shooting mode to <a> (manual exposure) or <f> (aperture-priority AE) and adjust the aperture setting before shooting. the camera may not operate properly and malfunction may result.External Speedlites Canon Speedlites other than the EX-series With an EZ/E/EG/ML/TL-series Speedlite set in TTL or A-TTL autoflash mode. Using Non-Canon Flash Units Sync Speed The camera can synchronize with compact. or slower. Do not attach a high-voltage flash unit on the camera’s hot shoe.

This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer). then press <0>. 3 Enable the Eye-Fi[Eye-Fi trans.] to Press <0>. use the card and to troubleshoot any image transfer problems. automatic transmission will not occur even with the Eye-Fi card loaded (Transmission status icon I). If it is unclear whether the card has been approved for use in the area. use of the card is not permitted. The image transfer is a function of the Eye-Fi card. 1 Insert an Eye-Fi card. To set up. then press <0>. you can automatically transfer captured images to a personal computer or upload them to an online service via a wireless LAN. please check with the card manufacturer. set [Enable]. (p.31) 2 Select [Eye-Fi settings]. 4 Display the connection information. please check with the card manufacturer.Using Eye-Fi Cards With a commercially-available Eye-Fi card already set up. select settings]. If you set [Disable]. transmission. This menu is displayed only when an Eye-Fi card has been loaded in the camera.]. In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card. Also note that an approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions. Select [Connection info. Without approval. refer to the EyeFi card’s instruction manual or inquire the card’s manufacturer. [Eye-Fi Under the [5] tab. then press <0>. 208 .

Using Eye-Fi Cards 5 Check the [Access point SSID:]. an error occured whil eretrieving the card information. it may still transmit a signal. Cautions for Using Eye-Fi Cards If “J” is displayed. Press the <M> button three times to exit the menu. and other places where wireless transmissions are prohibited. check the Eye-Fi card and personal computer settings. see the card’s instruction manual. airports. In hospitals. H (Blinking) Connecting : Connecting with access point. the Eye-Fi card may become hot. During the image transfer. The battery power will be consumed faster. You can also check the Eye-Fi card’s MAC address and firmware version. Even if [Eye-Fi trans. 6 Take the picture. H (Displayed) Connected : Connection to access point established. Transmission status icon H (Gray) Not connected : No connection with access point. For transferred images. Turn the camera off and on again.58). The picture is transferred and the <H> icon switches from gray (Not connected) to the icons below. For details.] is set to [Disable]. auto power off will not take effect. remove the Eye-Fi card from the camera. If the image transfer does not work. Depending on the wireless LAN’s connection conditions. 209 . Check that an access point is displayed for [Access point SSID:]. Because of the transmission function. the image transfer may take longer or might be interrupted. H ( ) Transferring : Image transmission to access point in progress. is displayed in the detailed information display (p.

Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes o: Set automatically k: User selectable Basic Zone Mode Dial JPEG RAW RAW + 73 ISO speed AF Auto Manual Standard Portrait Picture Style Landscape Neutral Faithful Monochrome User Defined Auto WB White balance Preset WB Custom WB WB correction WB bracketing o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o : Not selectable Movie shooting Creative Zone 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o k Auto Lighting Optimizer o Peripheral illumination correction Long exposure noise reduction 210 Quality Stills k k*1 k k k k k k k k k k k k o o k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o k k k k One-Shot AI Servo AI Focus Auto AF o point selection Manual AF-assist beam o o k k k .

*2: Refers to “(2) Blurring/sharpening the background” function on page 56. *4: For autoexposure only.Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes Basic Zone Mode Dial Evaluative Metering mode Exposure Drive Built-in flash Color space Partial Spot Center-weighted average Creative Zone Movie shooting 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k*2 k 3 k* k k k k k k k k Program shift Exposure compensation k k k k k k k k k k*4 AEB AE lock Depth-of-field preview Single Continuous Self-timer/ Remote control k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k* 4 Stills k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o k k k k k k o k o k o k k k k k k k k k k k k*3 k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k* 5 Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous k Auto Manual Flash off o k o k k k k k k o o Red-eye reduction k FE lock Flash exposure compensation sRGB Adobe RGB Live View shooting *1: For manual exposure only. *5: On the movie shooting mode menu. 211 . [Remote control] can be set. *3: Refers to “(3) Adjusting the picture brightness” function on page 56.

±5 stops (AEB: ±2 stops) Disable / Low / Standard / Strong q/w/r/e Manual setting of white balance WB correction: White balance correction WB-BKT: White balance bracketing sRGB / Adobe RGB PStandard / QPortrait / RLandscape / SNeutral / UFaithful / VMonochrome / WUser Def. / 8 sec. 1. / 4 sec. 3 89 103 86 99 101 102 96 75 91 94 The [2] Shooting 2.Fn setting / Clear external flash C. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. [7] Set-up 3. / Hold Enable / Disable Disable / Enable Flash firing / Built-in flash function setting / External flash function setting / External flash C.Fn setting Page 72 138 138 138 104 65 147 2 Shooting 2 (Red) Exposure compensation/AEB Auto Lighting Optimizer Metering mode Custom White Balance WB Shift/BKT Color space Picture Style 1/3-stop increments. [y] Shooting 3.Menu Settings 1 Shooting 1 (Red) Quality Beep Release shutter without card Image review Peripheral illumination correction Red-eye reduction Flash control 73 / 83 / 74 / 84 / 76 / 86 / 1+73 / 1 Enable / Disable Enable / Disable Off / 2 sec. 2. Shaded menu options are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. 212 .

1600 / Max. 3200 / Max. 213 . / 1 min. / 4 min. / 15 min. / Off OnPD / OnD / Off Initialize and erase data in the card Continuous / Auto reset / Manual reset Enable / Disable Select the background color Eye-Fi transmission: Disable / Enable Connection information 139 142 42 140 146 146 208 * Displayed only when an Eye-Fi card is used. / 2 min. 800 / Max. 400 / Max. / 8 min.Menu Settings y Shooting 3 (Red) Dust Delete Data ISO Auto Obtains data to be used to erase dust spots Max. 6400 Page 151 63 3 Playback 1 (Blue) Protect images Rotate Erase images Print order Slide show Erase-protect images Rotate vertical images Erase images Specify images to be printed (DPOF) Select the images and set the Display time and Repeat settings for automatic playback 170 159 171 185 165 4 Playback 2 (Blue) Histogram Image jump w/6 Ctrl over HDMI Brightness / RGB 1 image / 10 images / 100 images / Date / Movies / Stills Disable / Enable 174 157 168 5 Set-up 1 (Yellow) Auto power off Auto rotate Format File numbering LCD auto off Screen color Eye-Fi settings* 30 sec.

sec.. Clear all camera settings / Clear all Custom Func.Fn) For updating the firmware 9 My Menu (Green) My Menu settings Register frequently-used menu items and Custom Functions 198 214 .Fn) Customize camera functions as desired 190 199 144 – Display copyright information / Enter author’s Copyright information name / Enter copyright details / Delete copyright information Clear settings Firmware Ver. (C. min.Menu Settings 6 Set-up 2 (Yellow) LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Sensor cleaning Live View function settings Seven brightness levels provided Set the date (year. month.) Select the interface language NTSC / PAL Auto cleaning: Enable / Disable Clean now Clean manually Live View shooting / Grid display / Metering timer / AF mode Page 139 29 30 169 150 153 108 7 Set-up 3 (Yellow) Custom Functions (C. day) and time (hour.

The following menu items will not be displayed: • [1]: Red-eye reduction.Menu Settings Movie Shooting Mode Menu n Movie 1 (Red) Movie recording size AF mode AF during k kShutter/AE lock button Remote control 1920x1080 (6 / 5 / 4) / 1280x720 (8 / 7) / 640x480 (8 / 7) / Crop 640x480 (8 / 7) Live mode / u Live mode / Quick mode Disable / Enable AF/AE lock / AE lock/AF / AF/AF lock. Color space • [5]: LCD auto off. / 16 sec. WB Shift/BKT. comp. / 1 min. On / Off Disable / Enable 134 134 134 134 134 * Displayed only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. / 30 sec. / 10 min. / 30 min. no AE lock Disable / Enable Page 131 132 132 133 133 o Movie 2 (Red) Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority* Auto / Manual Off / Grid 1l / Grid 2m 4 sec. Screen color • [6]: Sensor cleaning. Under the [2] tab. [7] Set-up 3. About the menu screen in movie shooting mode The [n] Movie 1 and [o] Movie 2 screens (tabs) are displayed only in the movie shooting mode. Flash control • [2]: Metering mode. Live View function settings 215 . no AE lock / AE/AF./AEB] option will become [Exposure comp. The [y] Shooting 3. the [Expo.]. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) will not be displayed.

System Map ST-E2 270EX 430EX II 580EX II Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15ll Bundled Accessories Rubber Frame Ef E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses Wide Strap EW-100DB lll Eyecup Ef Angle Finder C AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 Semi Hard Case EH19-L Battery Pack LP-E8 Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E DC Coupler DR-E8 Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 Battery Grip BG-E8 Battery Magazine BGM-E8L for two LP-E8 battery packs Battery Magazine BGM-E8A for size-AA/LR6 batteries 216 .

System Map Remote Controller RC-6 Remote Switch RS-60E3 EF lenses External microphone EF-S lenses HDMI Cable HTC-100 Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST TV/Video EOS DIGITAL EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk Software Instruction Manuals Disk Interface Cable PictBridge-compatible printer Interface Cable IFC-200U/500U Computer USB port Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP Mac OS X PC card slot Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 Card reader SD memory card/ SDHC memory card/ SDXC memory card PCMCIA adapter 217 .

the power will turn off automatically. the access lamp will still continue to light/blink for a few seconds. the protective circuit will stop the charging operation and the charge lamp will blink in orange. The battery is not properly installed in the camera (p.44). Make sure the battery compartment cover is closed (p.26).24). Do not recharge any battery pack other than a genuine Canon Battery Pack LP-E8. Press the <B> button (p. 218 . When the image recording is completed. The battery charger’s lamp blinks. Attach the battery pack to the charger again and wait a while before connecting the charger to a power outlet again. contact your dealer or nearest Canon Service Center.26). If the power is cut off while an image is being recorded to the card. Recharge the battery (p. If there is a problem with the battery charger. Power-Related Problems The battery cannot be recharged with the battery charger provided. first refer to this Troubleshooting Guide.31). disconnect the charger’s power plug from the power outlet and remove the battery pack. The camera does not operate even when the power switch is set to <1>.Troubleshooting Guide If a problem occurs. Make sure the card slot cover is closed (p. If this happens. If this Troubleshooting Guide does not resolve the problem. The access lamp still blinks even when the power switch is set to <2>.

123).33).107. The card is not properly inserted (p. set [5 Auto power off] to [Off]. Even if [5 Auto power off] has been set to [Off]. the LCD monitor will still turn off after the camera is idle for 30 min. 37). Shooting-Related Problems No images can be shot nor recorded. Slide the card’s write-protect switch to the Write/Erase setting (p. If the card is full. Purchase a new one. The image is out of focus.31). To prevent camera shake. If the lens has an Image Stabilizer. press the shutter button gently (p. The rechargeable battery pack performance will degrade over repeated use. Auto power off is in effect. the number of possible shots will decrease.31. a picture cannot be taken. The camera turns off by itself. Press the shutter button halfway again to focus.31). If you try to focus in One-Shot AF mode while the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder blinks. or focus manually (p. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF> (p. 171). Press the <B> button to turn on the LCD monitor. replace the card or delete unnecessary images to make room (p.37. 69).Troubleshooting Guide The battery becomes exhausted quickly. 219 .36.24). Use a fully-charged battery pack (p. If you use Live View shooting or shoot movies for a prolonged period (p. set the IS switch to <1>. If you do not want auto power off to take effect.

Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable]. When I use the <f> mode with flash. 220 . [Low]. The Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set.). if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable]. the shutter speed becomes slow. If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be set.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] to [Standard]. the file size will be larger and the actual maximum burst might be lower than the number mentioned on page 72. then the Auto Lighting Optimizer can be set (p.194). see page 42 or 224. If you shoot something that has fine detail (field of grass.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. ISO 100 cannot be set. This also applies to movie shooting (p.194). ISO 100 cannot be set. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. ISO 100 can be set (p. set the [7 Custom Functions (C. This also applies to movie shooting (p. If you shoot at night when the background is dark.192). When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable].134).Fn)] menu. The maximum burst during continuous shooting is lower.Troubleshooting Guide The card cannot be used. etc.193). the shutter speed becomes slow automatically (slow-sync shooting) so that both the subject and background are properly exposed. or [Disable]. the Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set. If it is set to [Strong]. If a card error message is displayed. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable]. Set the [7 Custom Functions (C.134).Fn)] menu. speed in Av mode] to 1 or 2 (p. the maximum burst during continuous shooting will greatly decrease (p.

To find out the card’s read/write speed. 59 sec. The movie shooting terminates by itself. the shutter will make two sounds each time you shoot (p. movie shooting may stop automatically.Troubleshooting Guide The built-in flash does not fire.109). etc. When a movie is played. The camera makes a noise when it is shaken. see the card manufacturer’s Web site. The shutter makes two shooting sounds during Live View shooting. The built-in flash’s pop-up mechanism moves slightly. If the movie file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie recording time reaches 29 min. If you use flash. movie shooting will stop automatically. Use an SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or faster card. camera operation noise can be heard. 221 .. Using an external microphone (commercially available) is recommended (p. This is normal. If you operate the camera’s dials or lens during movie shooting. the respective operation noise will also be recorded. the flash might stop operating to protect the flash unit. If you shoot continuously with the built-in flash at short intervals.135). If the card’s writing speed is slow.

140).96). certain tabs and menu options are not displayed. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or might look black. If Adobe RGB is set. If the image has been protected.40). The file numbering does not start from 0001. The menu screen shows few tabs and options.Troubleshooting Guide Display & Operation Problems The LCD monitor does not display a clear image. The image cannot be erased. In Basic Zone modes and in movie shooting mode. use a soft cloth to clean it. The file name’s first character is an underscore (“_MG_”). Set the color space to sRGB. the file numbering might start from the last image in the card (p. it cannot be erased (p. the first character will be an underscore (p. Set the shooting mode to a Creative Zone mode (p.170). If the LCD monitor is dirty. In low or high temperatures. If you use a card which already has images recorded. 222 . It will return to normal at room temperature.

you will not be able to check the card’s connection status. 223 . SDXC cards might not be correctly detected.Troubleshooting Guide The shooting date and time displayed is incorrect. Set the video OUT system (NTSC/PAL) to the same video system as the TV set (p. The [Eye-Fi Settings] menu item does not appear. In such a case.167. If the Eye-Fi card has a write-protect tab. 169). This instruction manual lists all the printing effects available (p. connect your camera and computer with the provided interface cable.29).180). Make sure the AV cable or HDMI cable’s plug is inserted all the way in (p. The correct date and time has not been set (p. or disable Eye-Fi card transmission when the tab is in the locked position. Depending on the card reader and computer OS used. The card reader does not detect the card. Use the AV cable that came with the camera (p.214).169). [Eye-Fi Settings] will only appear when the Eye-Fi card is inserted in the camera. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. Printing-Related Problems There are fewer printing effects than listed in the instruction manual. and transfer the images to your computer using EOS Utility (provided software). No image appears on the TV screen.

Clean the lens contacts. 80 again.31. or format the card (p. Turn the camera off and 30. Card cannot be accessed. Cannot save images because card is full. an error message will appear. 04 Replace the card. remove and install the battery pack 70. or format the card (p. Shooting is not possible due to an error. Countermeasures No. 26) * If the error still persists. on again or re-install the battery. 10. replace the card. The built-in flash could not be raised. Turn the camera off and on again. Operate the power switch (p. erase unnecessary images. 42). 16). Clean the electrical contacts on the camera and lens and use a Canon lens (p. or use a Canon lens (p. Replace card. 01 02 05 224 .13. write down the error No.27). Reinsert/change card or format card with camera. Remove and insert the card again.27. 60. If there is a problem with the camera.Error Codes Error No.27). Turn the camera off and on again. Follow the onscreen instructions. and contact your nearest Canon Service Center. 20. 171. Error Message & Solution Communications between the camera and lens is faulty.31. Operate the power switch. Operate the power switch (p. 06 Sensor cleaning is not possible. 50. 40. 42).

0 JPEG.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Medium : Approx. Landscape. Dust Delete Data appending Design rule for Camera File System 2.00 megapixels 3:2 Auto.6 times the lens focal length) Canon EF mount CMOS sensor Approx.9 mm Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. single-lens reflex. SDXC memory card 22. User Def. Tungsten light. Neutral. RAW (14-bit Canon original) RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible Large : Approx. 17.3 Auto. Portrait. Manual.50 megapixels (2592 x 1728) RAW : Approx. Monochrome. White fluorescent light.Specifications • Type Type: Recording media: Image sensor size: Compatible lenses: Digital. 1 . 18. Custom White balance correction and white balance bracketing features provided * Color temperature information transmission enabled Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots Auto Lighting Optimizer Provided Provided Lens mount: • Image Sensor Type: Effective pixels: Aspect ratio: Dust delete feature: • Recording System Recording format: Image type: Recorded pixels: • Image Processing Picture Style: White balance: Noise reduction: Automatic image brightness correction: Highlight tone priority: Lens peripheral illumination correction: 225 . Cloudy. Flash).90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Standard. 8. 17. Shade. 4. AF/AE camera with built-in flash SD memory card. Preset (Daylight.00 megapixels (3456 x 2304) Small : Approx. Faithful. 1. SDHC memory card.3 x 14.

ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (Full Auto. aperture-priority AE. Sports. Close-up.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. Flash Off. manual exposure ISO speed: Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 . 9% of viewfinder at center) • Spot metering (approx.6400 (in whole-stop exposure index) increments). shutter-priority AE. Landscape.18 (at 23°C/73°F.5 .or 1/2-stop increments AE lock: Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved Manual: By AE lock button 226 .+1.0 .3200 set automatically (Recommended Creative Zone modes: ISO 100 . or ISO speed expanded to ISO 12800 Exposure compensation: Manual and AEB (Settable in combination with manual exposure compensation) Settable amount: ±5 stops in 1/3.6400 Auto. Night Portrait.0 m-1 (dpt) Focusing screen: Fixed. phase detection 9 AF points EV -0. 95% Magnification: Approx. AI Focus AF. Precision Matte Mirror: Quick-return type Depth-of-field preview: Provided • Autofocus Type: AF points: Metering range: Focus modes: AF-assist beam: TTL secondary image-registration. 19 mm (From eyepiece lens center at -1 m-1) Built-in dioptric adjustment: -3.4 USM lens. Portrait. Manual focusing (MF) Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash • Exposure Control Metering modes: 63-zone TTL full-aperture metering • Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point) • Partial metering (approx. depth-of-field AE. AI Servo AF.87x (-1 m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity) Eye point: Approx. Program). 0. 4% of viewfinder at center) • Center-weighted average metering Metering range: EV 1 .Specifications • Viewfinder Type: Eye-level pentamirror Coverage: Vertical/Horizontal approx. Creative Auto. ISO 100 . ISO 100) One-Shot AF.

X-sync at 1/200 sec. 3 shots * Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) using a 4GB card. 3 sec. 34 shots RAW: Approx.or 1/2-stop increments FE lock: Provided PC terminal: None Built-in flash: • Drive System Single shooting. continuous shooting. Face detection Live mode (Contrast detection) Quick mode (Phase-difference detection) Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible) Evaluative metering with the image sensor EV 0 . Max. 3.) • Flash Retractable. Drive mode: • Live View Shooting Focusing: Live mode. self-timer with 10sec. Available range varies by shooting mode. or 2-sec. in meters/feet) Flash coverage: 17mm lens angle of view Recycling time approx.7 shots/sec. focal-plane shutter 1/4000 sec. 1/4000 sec. to 30 sec. delay and 10-sec. approx. delay with continuous shooting Continuous shooting speed: Max. to 1/60 sec. burst: JPEG Large/Fine: Approx.4 USM lens.Specifications • Shutter Type: Shutter speeds: Electronically-controlled. bulb (Total shutter speed range.: 13/43 (ISO 100. 6 shots RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. External flash: EX-series Speedlite (Flash functions settable with the camera) Flash metering: E-TTL II autoflash Flash exposure compensation: ±2 stops in 1/3. auto pop-up flash Guide No.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. (Full Auto mode). ISO 100) Two types Metering modes: Metering range: Grid display: 227 ..

7 cm (3 inches) with approx. 100% Manual (7 levels) 25 228 .94 fps. Crop 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx.6400 (in whole-stop increments). 1280x720 (60p/50p) : Approx. 50p: 50. 330 MB/min.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. ISO auto Sound recording: Built-in monaural microphone External stereo microphone terminal provided Grid display: Two types • LCD Monitor Type: Monitor size and dots: Coverage: Brightness adjustment: Interface language: TFT color liquid-crystal monitor 7.Specifications • Movie Shooting Movie compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.04 million dots Approx. 60p: 59. 24p: 23.6400 With manual exposure: Manually settable within ISO 100 . 25p: 25. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (exposure compensation possible) for movies and manual exposure ISO speed: With autoexposure shooting: Automatically set within ISO 100 .4 USM lens.264 Variable (average) bit rate Audio recording format: Linear PCM Recording format: MOV Recording size and frame rate: 1920x1080 (Full HD) : 30p/25p/24p 1280x720 (HD) : 60p/50p 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p Crop 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p * 30p: 29. 165 MB/min.976 fps.00 fps File size: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p) : Approx. 165 MB/min.00 fps. 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx. Focusing: Same as focusing with Live View shooting Metering modes: Center-weighted average and evaluative metering with the image sensor * Automatically set by the focusing mode Metering range: EV 0 .97 fps. 1. 330 MB/min.

detailed info. 1.Specifications • Image Playback Image display formats: Single image. by shooting date. histogram). 4-image index. approx. HDMI OUT) Built-in speaker • Direct Printing Compatible printers: Printable images: Print ordering: PictBridge-compatible printers JPEG and RAW images DPOF Version 1. video/audio OUT.10x Image browsing methods: Single image.5x . CEC-compatible External microphone IN terminal: 3. by stills Highlight alert: Overexposed highlights blink Movie playback: Enabled (LCD monitor.5mm dia. image rotate possible Zoom magnification: Approx. by movie. 440 shots at 23°C/73°F. 9-image index. jump by 10 or 100 images. Single image + Info (Basic info. 150 shots at 0°C/32°F Battery life: (Based on CIPA testing standards) 229 . size-AA/LR6 batteries can be used With viewfinder shooting: Approx. approx. 400 shots at 0°C/32°F With Live View shooting: Approx. 180 shots at 23°C/73°F. stereo mini-jack Remote control terminal: For Remote Switch RS-60E3 Wireless remote control: Remote Controller RC-6 • Power Source Battery: Battery Pack LP-E8 (Quantity 1) * AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 * With Battery Grip BG-E8 attached.1 compatible 12 Provided Entry and inclusion possible • Custom Functions Custom Functions: My Menu registration: Copyright information: • Interface Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal: Analog video (Compatible with NTSC/PAL)/stereo audio output For personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB equivalent) HDMI mini OUT terminal: Type C (Auto switching of resolution).

4 x 55.2 mm / 1.3 mm / 5. 530 g / 18. 475 g / 16.7 oz. Weight: Approx.Specifications • Dimensions and Weight Dimensions (W x H x D): 128. 82 g / 2. (CIPA testing standards) Approx.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87. Approx.4 in.1 x 3.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C . (body only) • Operation Environment Working temperature range: 0°C .5 mm / 2.0 in.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less Dimensions (W x H x D): 37.8 oz.1 x 15.5 x 75.5 mm / 2.9 oz.104°F During shooting: 0°C . 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .40°C / 32°F .104°F Working humidity: 85% or less • Battery Pack LP-E8 Type: Rated voltage: Battery capacity: Working temperature range: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery 7.8 x 3.4 in.1 x 3.8 oz. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 . Approx. Weight: Approx.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87. Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8. 52 g / 1.7 x 1. • Battery Charger LC-E8 Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.40°C / 43°F .7 x 1.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8.40°C / 43°F .2 in. 82 g / 2.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .9 oz.5 x 0.40°C / 43°F .6 x 2.2 V DC 1120 mAh During charging: 6°C .40°C / 32°F .1 x 3.8 x 97. • Battery Charger LC-E8E 230 .

45 m / 1.34x (at 55 mm) Field of view: 207 x 134 .49 m / 1. Hood: EW-73B (sold separately) Case: LP1116 (sold separately) All specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards.11°30’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ .6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ . Weight: Approx.4 x 101 mm / 3.8 in. If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera. (327 x 503 mm / 12.5 x 70 mm / 2.8 in.3 .27°50’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ .0 x 4. Product specifications and the exterior are subject to change without notice.4 in.8 in. (75 x 112 mm / 3.9 x 19.67 x 45 mm / 8.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .21x (at 135mm) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 67 mm Lens cap: E-67U Max.0 oz.36 Closest focusing distance: 0.0 x 4. Weight: Approx. consult the respective lens maker. Hood: EW-60C (sold separately) Case: LP814 (sold separately) • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.1 x 5. 200 g / 7. (From image sensor plane) Max. 231 .6 x 1. diameter x length: 68.9°30’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ . (at 0. 455 g / 16.0 in.) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 58 mm Lens cap: E-58 Max.5-5.23°20’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ .15°40’ Lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 .25 m / 0.48 ft.5-5.2.36 Closest focusing distance*: At 18mm focal length: 0.6°20’ Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 . field of view) At 135mm focal length: 0.61 ft. diameter x length: 75.25 m / 0.82 ft.7 x 2. field of view) * Distance from image sensor plane Max.Specifications • EF-S 18-55mm f/3.1 oz. magnification: 0.82 ft. magnification: 0.

in the United States and other countries. Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4 standard.. SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C. Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories.g. About MPEG-4 Licensing “This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be used for encoding MPEG-4 compliant video and/or decoding MPEG-4 compliant video that was encoded only (1) for a personal and non-commercial purpose or (2) by a video provider licensed under the AT&T patents to provide MPEG-4 compliant video. By connecting the camera to an Exif Print-compliant printer. the shooting information is incorporated to optimize the print output.Trademarks Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated. Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories. * This digital camera supports Design rule for Camera File System 2. and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are a trademark or registered trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC. All other corporate and product names and trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire. Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. HDMI..21 (also called “Exif Print”). 232 . LLC. although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis.” * Notice displayed in English as required.0 and Exif 2. etc. Exif Print is a standard that enhances compatibility between digital cameras and printers. HDMI logo. caused by the malfunction of nongenuine Canon accessories (e. a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack).

Do not recharge the battery pack outside the allowable ambient temperature range of 0°C .Do not install the battery pack or back-up battery in reversed polarity (+ –). See a physician immediately.) • When disposing of a battery pack or back-up battery. excessive heat. (Battery chemicals may harm the stomach and intestines. • Do not use the equipment where there is flammable gas. • Before storing the camera or accessory when not in use. .Do not insert any foreign metallic objects into the electrical contacts of the camera. It may cause an accident. smoke. It may impair the person’s vision.40°C (32°F . immediately unplug the battery charger from the power outlet to stop the recharging and prevent a fire.Safety Warnings Follow these safeguards and use the equipment properly to prevent injury. and material damage. This is to prevent electrical shock. The cord can accidentally choke the child or give an electrical shock. remove it immediately. heat generation. and accessories not specified in this booklet. insulate the electrical contacts with tape to prevent contact with other metallic objects or batteries. • If excessive heat. Also. remove the battery pack and disconnect the power plug. chemical leakage. This is to prevent an explosion or fire. . • If the battery pack or back-up battery leaks. Do not use any home-made or modified batteries. If the battery leakage contacts your eyes. flush the affected area with lots of clean water without rubbing it. This is to prevent fire or an explosion.Do not use any batteries. and clothing. disassemble. And do not subject the battery pack or back-up battery to strong physical shock. It can cause blindness or skin problems. It can deform the cord or melt the insulation and cause a fire or electrical shock. If a child swallows the battery.104°F). consult a physician immediately. and explosions. power sources. • During the recharging. . follow the safeguards below: . Be careful not to get burned in the process. • Do not fire the flash at someone driving a car. or emits smoke or fumes. Do not mix new and old or different types of batteries. keep at least 1 meter away. . 233 . accessories. skin. or fumes are emitted during battery pack recharging. • Do not fire the flash near a person’s eyes. or clothing. Preventing Serious Injury or Death • To prevent fire. etc. or modify the battery pack or back-up battery. skin. • Do not leave any cords near a heat source. and fire. do not exceed the recharging time. death. Do not apply heat or apply solder to the battery pack or back-up battery. • Prevent any battery leakage from contacting your eyes.Do not short-circuit. connecting cables. Do not expose the battery pack or back-up battery to fire or water. keep the equipment away from the reach of children. changes color. • Keep the back-up battery away from children. deforms. When using flash to photograph an infant.

• Keep the camera from the reach of small children. Also make sure the tripod is sturdy enough to support the camera and lens. • Do not use paint thinner.Do not use a cord whose insulation has been damaged. The battery pack or back-up battery can also become hot and cause skin burns. Also do not twist or tie the cords. • Do not use or leave the battery pack or back-up battery in a hot environment. If the product does not work properly or requires repair.Always insert the power plug all the way in. check if it is allowed. Electromagnetic waves emitted by the camera may interfere with the plane’s instruments or the hospital’s medical equipment. or excessively bend the cord or put a heavy object on the cord. Doing so may cause injury. contact your dealer or your nearest Canon Service Center. • Do not cover or wrap the battery-recharging apparatus with a cloth. If the surrounding is dusty. Otherwise. . .• If you drop the equipment and the casing breaks open to expose the internal parts. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. • Do not leave a lens or lens-attached camera under the sun without the lens cap attached.Do not connect too many power plugs to the same power outlet. Doing so may cause fire or a health hazard. or other organic solvents to clean the equipment. Doing so may trap heat within and cause the casing to deform or catch fire. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. do not touch the internal parts due to the possibility of electrical shock. the dust on the power outlet may become moist and short-circuit the outlet to cause a fire. the lens may concentrate the sun’s rays and cause a fire. High-voltage internal parts can cause electrical shock. • Do not disassemble or modify the equipment.Do not handle a power plug with wet hands. . grasp and pull the plug instead of the cord. • If you drop the camera in water or if water or metal fragments enter inside the camera.When unplugging a power plug. Doing so may damage your vision. • To prevent fire and electrical shock. • Before using the camera inside an airplane or hospital. • Do not carry the camera around while it is attached to a tripod. The neck strap can accidentally choke the child. Doing so may cause battery leakage or a shorter battery life. . benzene. • Do not store the equipment in dusty or humid places. or oily. humid. . follow the safeguards below: .Do not scratch. • Occasionally unplug the power plug and use a dry cloth to clean off the dust around the power outlet. cut. • Do not look at the sun or an extremely bright light source through the camera or lens. promptly remove the battery pack and back-up battery. The equipment may become hot and cause skin burns. 234 . Preventing Injury or Equipment Damage • Do not leave equipment inside a car under the hot sun or near a heat source.

For more information about the recycling of this product. (EEA: Norway. If a chemical symbol is printed beneath the symbol shown above. Cd = Cadmium. in accordance with the Battery Directive. the Battery Directive (2006/66/EC) and/or your national laws implementing those Directives.com/environment. These symbols indicate that this product is not to be disposed of with your household waste. Your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective usage of natural resources. on an authorized one-for-one basis when you buy a new similar product or to an authorized collection site for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and batteries and accumulators.canon-europe. Improper handling of this type of waste could have a possible impact on the environment and human health due to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with EEE. Pb = Lead) is present in this battery or accumulator at a concentration above an applicable threshold specified in the Battery Directive. approved scheme or your household waste disposal service or visit www. e.European Union (and EEA) only.. waste authority.g. This product should be handed over to a designated collection point. Iceland and Liechtenstein) 235 . please contact your local city office. according to the WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC). this indicates that a heavy metal (Hg = Mercury.

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.......................................................... 64..................96 AE lock......................................67 Aperture-priority AE ..148 2-sec.... 86 Cleaning (image sensor) ........ 169 Access lamp..131 1920x1080 .80 Audio/video OUT..... 99 Color tone......... 35 ..........................................85 Adobe RGB....160.. 13.... 92 A A/V OUT............or 9-image index display............... 224 SD speed class .............................................................................................................. 216 Beeper.......45............ 70 Contrast.......156 640x480 ....... 208 Format.................................................. 31 Card reminder ...................................................................... 169 Auto Lighting Optimizer...131 1st-curtain sync........ 106 Clear settings .............................................. 32........................................... 160..................................................71 4........... 144 Holding the camera.. 2..................... 2 Center-weighted average metering ...........................................32 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE)........ 79............... 112............................................................27..............................................148 2nd-curtain sync....... 36 Settings display................97............ 138 Eye-Fi...... 96 Color temperature .... 82 Bulb ........ 143 Camera shake ............ 42 Problem.................................. 84 BULB (Bulb exposure)...................................................... 31....................... 55 Cable .....67 AI SERVO (AI Servo AF) ................... 138 Black-and-white image ....................67 AI Servo AF.................................89 AF → Focusing AI FOCUS (AI Focus AF)....................20 Battery → Power 237 ....80 B B/W (Monochrome).... 139 Autofocus → Focusing Av (Aperture-priority AE)...... 84 C C (Creative Auto) ........... 123 SDHC/SDXC..................160.................... 167..............131 Battery Grip ....... self-timer .. 134 AEB....................... 52 Color space ........... 169 Camera Camera shake...............Index 1280x720 .................................................................. 92 Continuous shooting......... 93 Built-in flash.................................... 3...............37 Card.......... 76........................ 150 Clock → Date/Time Close-up ...76 Basic Zone modes .............................................................. 103 Auto playback → Slide show Auto power off.

........................................................................................................................................20 Custom Functions...............224 Evaluative metering ............................... 48 Focus mode switch .........................................87 Extension ...........................147..............................29 DC coupler.. 117....... 123........ 173 Filter effect (Monochrome) ...................................... 68 AF-assist beam.151 E Erase (image) ...............176 Dioptric adjustment .. 160 D Date/Time ............ 72....82 Dial.................................... 47...............185 Drive mode .....................70.............. 147 Red-eye reduction ....... 42 Frame rate...55 Creative Zone modes ... 47....... 98 Flash exposure compensation..... 33............ 88 Flash off ....... 214 Flash .190 Clear all ........................................... ...23................. 88 Focus confirmation light ..............................................................203 Depth-of-field preview........................................ 192 Menu setting .............................. 117....................... 69............ 206 FE lock. 131 Full Auto ....... 194 Beeper ..................... 113 AF point selection ................................................. 64 Custom Functions....... 64 External Speedlite.......... 49.............................. 46 Focus lock .......................... 65 Flash exposure compensation .............. 77 Digital terminal .....199 Creative Auto ..........98 238 .........................................190 List...... 149 Effective range ......... 148 Built-in flash ......................................... 140 File size .....191 File number ...............171 Error codes .................................. 69 Focusing AF mode .............. 132.......... 120 Out of focus ................. 138 Difficult-to-focus subjects ...........................16.......................................................114 Faithful ......................................................208 Eyepiece cover ..141 External Speedlite................... 71 Dust Delete Data ........... 64 2nd-curtain sync ....................................86 Exposure compensation ....................................................Index Copyright information...... 147............. 202 Manual focusing... 131 Full High-Definition..... 66................................... 48 Format (card initialization)........................... 56 Flash-sync speed.36 Direct printing → Printing DPOF......................................................... 206 Eye-Fi card ..................... 202 Recompose............. 131.................. 205 F Face detection Live mode (AF)....76 FE lock............................ 46 Full HD ............ 93 Firmware Ver..

.... 30 LCD monitor ...................................... 113 239 ...................................................... 44 Image playback............................................. 62 Auto........ 173 View on TV .................158 Playback ....160........................................... 58.....................................................174 Index....................................... 72 Index display ............ 146 Brightness adjustment .............................................35 Attaching/Detaching .................................................Index Function availability table.........58....160................. 51......173 Highlight tone priority .......... 21.............210 Image dust prevention........................................ 33 Lens peripheral illumination correction............34 Landscape....165 Erase ................ 167 Image area.................................................170 Rotate ............ 139 Display switching ................. 159 Shooting information..............174 Household power ............ 194 Histogram (Brightness/RGB) .................. 160..... 156 ISO speed ...........156 Jump display (Image browsing).........173 Highlight detail loss ......................... 155 Menu screen ...............................................142................ 13 Auto off.............................. 134 H HDMI................................................ 40 Screen color....... 151 Image review time ..... 75 Language selection .... 72 Jump display ..............131............................................. 167 HDMI CEC (High-Definition Multimedia Interface Consumer Electronics Control) ................203 J JPEG .....168 High-Definition ............... 104 Live mode (AF)............. 155 Protect ................................ 157 L I ICC profile .............. 20 Image-recording quality................171 Highlight alert..................... 18 Lens.............................. 138 Image verification data ..................................96 Image Auto playback ... 192 Maximum ISO speed with Auto ISO ......... 197 Image Zone ............................................................................................ 63 ISO expansion ...................157 Magnified view..........................112... 146 Shooting settings display ............................................. 167 Highlight alert .....62.......110.. 63 G Grid display ..........173 Histogram .......... 33 ............

. 120 Maximum burst .................................112......... 123 Sound recording .............................. 127 Manual focusing................120................................................. 214 O ONE SHOT (One-Shot AF) ................ 131..........................106.....218 Manual exposure .. 60 PAL..........113 Grid display ............... 131 Playback ......20 Monochrome.................86 Metering timer................................................... 70.............................................. 54 Night scene .... 131 Recording time................................................................................. 193 Long exposure ............. 132 Frame rate .............69......................................... 131 Manual exposure shooting..................Index Live View shooting........................ 129 View on TV ........................... 74....112 Possible shots ........... 160.........198 Setting operation . 131... 66 One-Shot AF ....................................69.......42................................... 167 My Menu ...............76 Movie Autoexposure shooting ....................................... 16 ..134 Mirror lockup .............. 195 Mode Dial....... 51 Noise reduction High ISO speed ............40 Metering mode........... 193 Nomenclature..... 198 N Neutral........................ 84...............................109 Long exposures → Bulb Low level format................................ 158 Malfunction ....................................................107 Focusing....................212 My Menu................... 66 P P (Program AE)...... 124 Editing out first and last scenes ........................... 76 Night Portrait ................................... 214 240 ................ 127 Movie crop ......................................... 132 Shooting................................................................22 NTSC ........... 134 MF (Manual focusing) ................................. 164 Enjoying ......................83........83 Magnified view ................... 160 File size............................ 120 Microphone ......73 Memory card → Card Menu Menu settings ..... 134 Still photo shooting............. 43 M M (Manual exposure)......................... 162 Recording size .......................

..104 PictBridge................. 71.................................................................................170 R RAW ......185 Printing effects . 93 Sharpness .....................203 Possible shots ...................91 Selection......... 110..... 109 Power Auto power off .........................94 Pixels .....27 Printing.................................................... 109 Recharge ...........................................................................................28...183 Program AE .........175 Picture Style Adjustment...58.............................. 31 Remote control shooting..................................72 Playback .............. 142.. 57.28.................179 Paper settings............61 Protect (image erase-protection)... 75 Possible shots.......74 Recharge......................28 Household power........... 150.................... 159 S Safety warnings. 65 Release shutter without card................ 72 ............ 92 SD/SDHC/SDXC card → Card Self-timer ................................ 92 Shooting information display .....38 Quick mode (AF).................................................. 24 Red-eye reduction .. 153 Sepia (Monochrome)..............Index Paper settings (printing)..........................50...... 71 Sensor cleaning..................180.176 Page layout.......... 27.........................24 Switch .......................................................................................................60 Program shift ... 233 Saturation ...................................74 RAW+JPEG..... 204 Revert to default settings............................... 133.....................179 Print Order (DPOF)....118 241 ............................. 139 Battery check................................... 144 Rotate (image)....183 Trimming................... 54..27................................. 182 Tilt correction ....38 Quick Control screen ..............................75 User defined ............................ 72 ..........86 Peripheral illumination correction ...................................................................... 155 Portrait ........... 126.........178 Partial metering.... 173 Q Q (Quick Control) .....................................

................................18 Shutter button ............. 78 V Video system.......216 Tv (Shutter-priority AE) .....................................Index Shooting mode.................... 100 T Tone priority ............. 99 Personal.........................20 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE) ..................................... 167 Viewfinder ....194 Toning effect (Monochrome) ..............................83 Av (Aperture-priority AE) .......................86 sRGB .........80 Tv (Shutter-priority AE).....................................75 Stopped-down aperture ..............50 3 (Landscape) .. 99 Bracketing........................60 C (Creative Auto) ..................96 Standard ...53 Spot metering..........165 Sound recording ............. 214 View on TV.........123 Shooting settings display ................51 4 (Close-up) ...............93 Trimming (printing)................................. 101 Custom ......................23 System map.......................................................................................................................................... 102 Correction ................. 169.......................................49 2 (Portrait) .46 7 (Flash Off) .... 19 Dioptric adjustment ...........................................................................................................183 242 ........78 P (Program AE) .134 Speaker................................................85 M (Manual exposure) ...........55 1 (Full Auto)...162 Sports..........................................................82 Strap .............................................................. 36 Volume (Movie playback) ..... 160.......................54 k (Movie shooting)............................................................................ 163 W WB → White balance White balance .....................52 5 (Sports)...........37 Shutter-priority AE .............53 6 (Night Portrait) ....78 Slide show ......................................................

.................p...........246 p.........p.251 p.259 243 ...........Z: ISO Speed ............Nomenclature ..250 p............s: Shutter-priority AE ......245 p....Creative Zone Modes ...Q Quick Control Screen ............Using the Built-in Flash........257/258 EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk ........249 p..............k Shooting Movies ......f: Aperture-priority AE....Image Playback ................................................253 p.252 p.........p........254 p....Basic Zone Modes ................250 p....250 p............Picture Style .250 p........i Drive Mode ..............247 p....Custom Functions ................E: AF Mode.......252 p...........255 Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk .......A Live View Shooting........................251 p...246 p.................256 Installing the Software ..249 p.......S AF Point ........Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations ........244 p.......254 p....d: Program AE ........Image-recording Quality .p.

Press the <M> button to display the menu. 3. Press the <U> key to select the tab. After setting the item. press <0>. 4.Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys 1. then press the <V> key to select the desired item. 2. Basic Zone Modes Movie Shooting Mode Creative Zone Modes Tab Menu items Menu settings 244 . Press <0> to display the setting.

Aperture ISO speed Highlight tone priority Flash exposure compensation Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Picture Style White balance Metering mode AF mode Shutter speed Exposure compensation/ AEB setting Shooting mode Image-recording quality Press the <S> key to select the function. you can select certain drive modes and the image-recording quality. 245 .Quick Reference Guide Q Quick Control Screen With the shooting settings displayed. press the <Q> button. The Quick Control screen will appear. In the Basic Zone modes (except C). then turn the <6> dial to set it.

then press <0>. see the camera’s instruction manual. then press <0>. Image-recording quality Pixels Possible shots A Picture StyleN Press the <XA> button. Black-and-white images. Nice skin tones and slightly sharp images. Vivid blue skies and greenery and very sharp images. Press the <U> key to select the quality. Press the <U> key to select the Picture Style.Quick Reference Guide Image-recording Quality Select [1 Quality]. then press <0>. Style Description P Standard Q Portrait R Landscape V Monochrome Vivid colors and sharp images. For <S> (Neutral) and <U> (Faithful). 246 .

Quick Reference Guide Nomenclature Power switch <Z> ISO speed setting button <6> Main Dial <D> Flash button Mode Dial Shutter button Focus mode switch <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button <A> AE lock button <S> AF point selection button Display-off sensor <S> Cross keys Access lamp <O> Aperture/Exposure compensation button <0> Setting button 247 .

Quick Reference Guide Shooting Settings Display Aperture Shutter speed ISO speed Exposure level indicator White balance Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Possible shots Metering mode Shooting mode Picture Style Image-recording quality Quick Control AF mode icon Battery check zxcn OK NG Viewfinder Information AF point activation indicator <•> Spot metering circle AF points Focus confirmation light Max. burst Monochrome shooting ISO speed Exposure level indicator AE lock Flash-ready Flash exposure compensation Shutter speed Aperture 248 .

and the camera does the rest. then shoot. Creative Zone Modes Press the <D> button to pop up the built-in flash. the built-in flash will pop-up automatically in low-light or backlit conditions (except in the <7> <3> <5> modes). 249 . Turn the <6> dial to set the function.Quick Reference Guide Basic Zone Modes All the settings necessary for shooting are set automatically. sic Z o n e Ba 1 Full Auto C Creative Auto 7 Flash Off 2 Portrait 3 Landscape 4 Close-up 5 Sports 6 Night Portrait (Displayed only when <C> is set.) Press the <Q> button. You just press the shutter button. then press the <S> key to select the function. D Using the Built-in Flash Basic Zone Modes If necessary.

Set the Mode Dial to <d>. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. f: Aperture-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <f>. d: Program AE The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture in the same way as the <1> mode. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired aperture. The shutter speed will be set automatically. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired shutter speed. then focus the subject. If the aperture display blinks. then focus the subject. s: Shutter-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <s>. If the shutter speed display blinks.Quick Reference Guide Creative Zone Modes Cre ati v e ne Zo You can change the camera settings as desired to shoot in various ways. 250 . The aperture will be set automatically.

X(One-Shot AF): For still subjects 9(AI Focus AF): Switches the AF mode automatically Z(AI Servo AF): For moving subjects S AF PointN Press the <S> button. then press <0>. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. 251 . Press the <U> key to select the AF mode. While looking at the viewfinder.Quick Reference Guide E: AF ModeN Set the lens focus mode switch to <f>. Press the <ZE> button. Press the <S> key to select the AF point. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point flashes in red.

When “AUTO” is selected. 252 . When you press the shutter button halfway. Press the <U> key to select the drive mode. u: i: Q: l: q: Single shooting Continuous shooting Self-timer/Remote control* Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous* * The <Q> and <q> drive modes can be selected in all shooting modes. i Drive ModeN Press the <YiQ> button. the ISO speed setting will be displayed. Turn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed. the ISO speed is set automatically.Quick Reference Guide Z: ISO SpeedN Press the <Z> button. then press <0>.

Press the shutter button halfway to focus. 180 shots 253 . 200 shots 50% Flash Use Approx. use the [6 Live View function settings] menu. Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. To change the Live View settings. Battery Life with Live View Shooting Temperature No Flash At 23°C / 73°F Approx.Quick Reference Guide A Live View Shooting Press the <A> button to display the Live View image.

press <A> again. Press the <A> button to start shooting a movie. To stop movie shooting. Press the shutter button halfway to focus. Custom FunctionsN 1 Exposure level increments 2 ISO expansion 3 Flash sync. press the shutter button. speed in Av mode 4 Long exposure noise reduction 5 High ISO speed noise reduction 6 Highlight tone priority 7 AF-assist beam firing 8 Mirror lockup 9 Shutter/AE lock button 10 Assign SET button 11 LCD display when power ON 12 Add image verification data 254 .Quick Reference Guide k Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k>. To shoot still photos.

Quick Reference Guide Image Playback y u y u Index Magnify Select image S L Erase B Shooting information x Playback 255 .

Picture Style File Creating Software d Picture Style Editor You can edit Picture Style to your unique image characteristics and create/save an original Picture Style file. You can play and edit MOV movies and extract stil images from movies. Recommended for novices who are using a digital camera for the first time and amateur users. You can shoot photos remotely by connecting the camera with your computer. You can organize and sort images by shooting date or theme. You can set the various settings of the camera from your computer. Can be used by a wide range of users from amateurs to professionals. edit and print JPEG images on your computer. Communication Software for the Camera and Computer a EOS Utility You can download images (still images/movies) you have shot with the camera to your computer. edit and print shot images on your computer at highspeed. 256 . Image Viewing and Editing Software b Digital Photo Professional You can view. You can edit images with originals remaining unchanged.Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk This disk contains various software for EOS DIGITAL. It is especially recommended for users who mainly shoot RAW images. Image Viewing and Editing Software c ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) / ImageBrowser (Macintosh) You can view.

the window for Step 4 appears. uninstall the software. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). B When installation ends. 4 Click [Restart]. If not necessary. Never connect the camera to your computer before you install the software. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). To download images from the cameras. 5 Once your computer has restarted. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure.Installing the Software Compatible OS Windows 7 Windows Vista SP1/SP2/SP3 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. “WFT Utility” and “Original Data Security Tools” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. The software will not be installed correctly. remove the CD. 257 . 3 Click [Easy Installation] to start installation.

258 .10. “WFT Utility” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. 5 Remove the CD. 4 Click [Finish]. the window for Step 4 appears. When installation ends. If not necessary. To download images from the cameras.Installing the Software Compatible OS MAC OS X 10. uninstall the software. 3 Click [Install] to start installation. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). On your computer’s desktop. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). double-click and open the CD-ROM icon.6 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. and then double-click [Canon EOS Digital Installer].4 . Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure.

To save the PDF manual to your computer. Then select your language. Acrobat Reader (version 6.pdf files.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). 2 Open the CD. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader.pdf files. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your Macintosh. 3 [MACINTOSH] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your Macintosh. Double-click on the CD icon. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your computer. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your Macintosh. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your computer. To save the PDF manual to your computer.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). Click [Start] [My Computer] (in versions other than Windows XP. double-click [My Computer] on the desktop) and then double-click the CD-ROM drive into which you have inserted the CD. Acrobat Reader (version 6. 2 Open the CD. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. 3 Double-click the START. Double-click the START. 259 .[WINDOWS] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your computer. Then select your language.

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